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September 2022

Sep 27 2022

Located at the edge of the National Security Agency (NSA) in Ft. Meade, Maryland, the National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) provides visitors a unique opportunity to engage with cryptologic history in new and innovative ways — transporting visitors on a journey from the ancient world to present day exploring the dynamic role of cryptology in shaping our history. As NSA’s principal gateway to the public, the museum collects, preserves, and showcases unique cryptologic treasures and strives to serve as a valued cryptologic history resource for scholars, historians, and educators. The museum...

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Sep 26 2022

As our organization plans to revisit and revise our Interpretive Themes, we are planning a series of lunchtime seminars on the themes developed for recent Interpretive Plans in our area. In the first seminar, Darian Beverungen, Cultural Resources Planner in the Planning and Zoning Department in Anne Arundel County, will present the County's Interpretive Framework as presented in the document, "White Paper: Assessment of Anne Arundel County's Existing Historic Preservation Program." The presentation will be virtual, via Zoom, on Tuesday, October 25, at Noon, and a Q-and-A session will follow...

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Sep 26 2022

Click on the event title for more information. September Sunsets Fall Concert Series: Loose Ties Date: Thursday, September 29Time: 6:00-8:00 pm Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum Park Campus 7300 Edgewood Road, AnnapolisHost Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum The fun of the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s summer concert series will continue this fall at their Park Campus (located at 7300 Edgewood Rd in Annapolis). Join them on Thursdays in September from 6 to 8 p.m. for music by the Bay! Concerts are free; however, donations are gratefully accepted. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Beverage sales...

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Sep 22 2022

STEM to STEAM, by Tony J. Spencer (Guest Blogger) SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING & MATH (STEM)                          TO SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, ARTS & MATH (STEAM) What is STEAM?  It is much more than what the acronym STEM becomes when  an “A” is added.  “A” is for “ARTS” — all of the various types and levels of creative genre that identifies one’s particular talent. All students do not fit into the category of those who can deliver a great speech or paint a great picture.  However, all students should be provided...

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Sep 22 2022

Newly-added to the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area, this region, known as “North County,” has a rich heritage. The physical places where this African American heritage once flourished, however, have largely been lost.  North County’s contemporary landscape of commercial corridors and dense residential development can mask — but does not hide — its connections to historic communities of color established in the mid-1800s before the Civil War and emancipation. Connecting the communities were influential churches, which served not only spiritual needs, but also social needs. The Black churches “were significant as...

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Sep 20 2022

To view the video, Click here: https://youtu.be/kZkoDcIiDBY Tatiana J. Klein is Costa-Rican-born and is an American citizen; she began studying music at age 10 with piano and flute at age 14.  She has been teaching High School Spanish at the Key School in Annapolis since 2008 and as a volunteer, she is passionate about helping the Hispanic community embrace their heritage while exploring the heritage in the surrounding Annapolis area. She is involved in many volunteer organizations and often partners with after-school programs that bring students to the Chesapeake Children’s Museum in Annapolis,...

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Sep 20 2022

The Kunta Kinte Heritage Festival will return to City Dock for the 32nd year on Saturday, September 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The festival is for all ages to celebrate the perseverance, education and cultural heritage of Africans, African Americans and Caribbean people of African descent. Admission is free.  The event will take place at City Dock and Susan Campbell Park. For this event, there will be no parking on Dock Street and no parking at Donner Lot beginning Saturday morning at 7 a.m. and for the duration...

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Sep 19 2022

September 22 is the first day of autumn! Fall is for heritage, so read on to see the events that are happening in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area this week. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca's Garden Storytime: "Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story" Date: Tuesday, September 20Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Join Historic Annapolis on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret...

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Sep 14 2022

Check out all the listings of events happening around the heritage area this fall! Fall is here, the weather is fine, and it's the perfect time to get the whole family out to experience heritage events that engage and entertain! A broad range of events is planned by a wide coalition of Chesapeake Crossroads partner sites, especially for fall! You'll want to check back often to see our updated lists! Do you have another event to share? Send your information to [email protected], many thanks! ...

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Sep 07 2022

Historic Hot Sox Field at Wilson Park will have a grand reopening on Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Over the last year, the historic field and park has received several updates and amenities including new playing field with irrigation, new grandstand for audience seating, new dugouts for teams, improvements to the entrance and parking, and a custom timber pavilion named in honor of former Maryland House Speaker Michael E. Busch who supported this and other projects in Galesville.  This one-of-a-kind site highlights the significant contribution of Henry Wilson, a formerly enslaved person,...

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