Visit the Ruth Starr Rose Exhibit at the Mitchell Gallery

By: Kat Spitzer

If you love art and Maryland history, there’s no better exhibit to visit this winter than what’s going on at the Elizabeth Myers Mitchell Gallery at St. John’s College from January 11th through February 26th. Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World is the first comprehensive exhibition of paintings and […]

January 27, 2017


A Trip to the Maryland State House

By: Kat Spitzer

You may know a few historic facts about the Maryland State House: It’s the oldest state house in continuous use; the only state house with its original, wooden dome; once stood as the U.S. Capitol Building; and was the signing place of the Treaty of Paris in 1783. What you may not know is that […]

November 09, 2016


Historic London Town and Gardens

By: Kat Spitzer

Historic London Town and Gardens is one of the crown jewels of Four Rivers Heritage Area, and Annapolis as a whole. Situated on 23 acres of land against the South River in Edgewater,  London Town is steeped in history. An active archaeological site on location offers a glimpse into the lives of London Town’s early […]

September 23, 2016


Take a Tour of the Annapolis Maritime Museum

By: Kat Spitzer

Each month our local history blogger, Kat Spitzer, takes readers on a trip to an exhibit in Anne Arundel County. This month, Kat visited the Annapolis Maritime Museum, where she walks us through Annapolis’s rich maritime heritage, the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Bay’s all-important oyster and its harvesters.   The Annapolis Maritime Museum […]

August 23, 2016


Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake Bay

By: Kat Spitzer

Each month our local history blogger, Kat Spitzer, takes readers on a trip to an exhibit in Anne Arundel County. This month, Kat visited the Historic Annapolis Museum, where she walks us through their on-going exhibit “Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake Bay.” Join Kat on a tour as she highlights the stories of nine […]

July 27, 2016


Banneker-Douglass Museum: Rich in African-American History

By: SymmetryAgency

I can’t stop thinking about the Banneker-Douglass Museum. I visited on a picture perfect day—think bright sun, cloudless, no humidity. As usual, Annapolis offered plenty to gawk at outside—from the usual people watching to a photo shoot on Main Street. But, my mind keeps returning to the inside of that building.

April 23, 2016