The Hammond-Harwood House, an Annapolis Jewel

By: Ann Powell

In historic Annapolis, there are basically three kinds of buildings: old, older, and oldest. The elegant Hammond-Harwood House is one of the oldest–and perhaps the most remarkable and beautifully furnished. Open to the public for tours, this fancy mansion on the corner of King George Street and Maryland Avenue was constructed in 1774 for the American Revolutionary figure Matthias Hammond.

April 12, 2016


The Naval Academy’s Hidden Treasure

By: SymmetryAgency

About a year ago I had an unexpected opportunity to visit the Naval Academy Museum. I say “unexpected” because I didn’t even know there was a museum at the Naval Academy. I had a vague memory of visiting the crypt of John Paul Jones when I was in high school, but back then I was more interested in admiring the plebes than I was in history. I’ve been to the Academy a few times since then, but never heard about the museum until I was invited on a group tour.

May 12, 2015


Meet the Locals: Colleen Randolph

By: SymmetryAgency

Colleen Randolph didn’t go far when she left home for college. But there’s no doubt that she will go very far after she graduates. Colleen spent her middle- and high-school years in the Annapolis neighborhood of Bay Ridge, a waterfront neighborhood situated just three inlets away from the United States Naval Academy. Living so close […]

April 15, 2015


Family-Friendly History Trip

By: SymmetryAgency

On a recent rainy spring day, I accompanied a group of eighth grade students on a trip to the Naval Academy, where we took in the Yard (the Naval Academy grounds), and the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. While on the tour of the beautiful historic grounds, we discovered amazing nautical artifacts and monuments highlighting generations […]

May 15, 2014