February 2023

A Fresh Take: Museum of Historic Annapolis

By Riley Hoaglin Located in the heart of downtown Annapolis is an imaginative museum curated by HistoricAnnapolis. Housed within the Museum of Historic Annapolis is a new permanent exhibition, "Annapolis: An American Story,” which focuses on the history of Annapolis over the past 400 years. The museum has three floors, and the exhibition follows a historical timeline. The timeline showcases major historical points in Annapolis’s history using historical artifacts and interactive components. The timeline starts in 1650, in the first chronological gallery. My favorite item in the first room was the printing...

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City of Annapolis Recognizes Black History Month with 2023 Proclamation and City Events

On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, Mayor Gavin Buckley issued a proclamation recognizing February 2023 as Black History Month in the City of Annapolis. Historian and author Dr. Carter G. Woodson created “Negro History Week” in 1926 (during the Jim Crow era) to encourage the study of Black life and history. Black History Month was officially recognized by Presidential Proclamation in 1976 as part of the nation's bicentennial celebrations. It aims to honor the contributions African Americans have made and to recognize their sacrifices. “Celebrating the contributions of African Americans honors not only...

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