January 2010

Your Maryland, Your History, Your Day! Maryland Day 2010!

Maryland Day commemorates the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when the newly-arrived colonists erected a cross on St. Clement’s Island, offered prayers (perhaps by saying Mass), and took “possession of this Countrey for our Saviour and for our soveraigne Lord the King of England.” In 1916, the Maryland General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday devoted to Maryland history. Four Rivers Heritage Area has partnered with regional heritage organizations and businesses to showcase the area’s local history in commemoration of this momentous day. Participants include: Annapolis and...

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