March 2024

Chris Haley Will Lead Panel Discussion on “Sticks and Stones: (De)humanizing Words? Language of Slavery, Race, and Marginalized Communities”

The Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to present a panel discussion, led by author and scholar Chris Haley of the Maryland State Archives, entitled "Sticks and Stones: (De)humanizing Words? Considering the Language of Slavery, Race, and Marginalized Communities," to be held on March 28, 2-4 p.m. The program will look closely at the ways that language used by public history professionals and academic historians, and today's communities, to describe current, past, past people, and atrocities, has changed. A panel of speakers will discuss, from both professional and personal perspectives, the...

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Read all the latest about Maryland Day 2024 – Maryland Day For All!

This is the 17th year for the Maryland Day Celebration in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! The dates of this weekend event are March 22-24, 2024. Visit the event website,, to see the full list of participating sites (there are more than 40 around the County) and the current listings of the planned events! All of the events are $1 or FREE! History-rich sites throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area in Anne Arundel County invite visitors of all ages to celebrate Maryland History with new stories and new experiences! Events...

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Annapolis Green’s Maryland Day Advice: How to Make Your Event Experience “Greener”

Maryland Day – “Growing a Little Greener!” ​Did you know that the green petal on the Maryland Day logo's Black-Eyed Susan signifies Maryland Day’s commitment to environmental stewardship? Working with nonb-profit partner Annapolis Green, our events and sites strive to make our weekend as eco-friendly as possible. As you attend Maryland Day weekend venues and events, thank you for leaving the lightest footprint possible! Some suggestions from Annapolis Green: Bring your reusable water bottle and coffee cup. Keep your eye out for water refill stations at our sites including the Annapolis Visitor Center (26 West...

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Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks Pays Tribute to the Lives and Contributions of Women Pioneers with Park Sign Dedications During Women’s History Month

As part of Women’s History Month, Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks is honored to dedicate park signs in memory of two remarkable women, Beebe Castro and Gertrude Makell, who made indelible contributions to Anne Arundel County and their local communities. Recreation and Parks are unveiling commemorative park signs for Beebe Castro in Shady Side and for Gertrude Makell in Galesville to remember their extraordinary achievements and unwavering commitment to making the county the best place for all. These women were trailblazers who left a lasting legacy through their impactful...

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Recording and Resources Available from March 1st Workshop, “Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Physical Disabilities”

CCHA was pleased to present a powerful workshop on March 1, entitled, "Improving the Visitor Experience for Visitors with Physical Disabilities." Many thanks to workshop coordinator, Lisa Robbins, and to the four speakers: -- Ann Deschamps, Director, Mid-Atlantic ADA Center-- Beth Ziebarth, Head Diversity Officer, Smithsonian Institution-- Meredith Peruzzi, Director, the National Deaf Life Museum at Gallaudet University-- Steven Hairsine, Specialist, Blind Industries and Services of Maryland. Our thanks as well to Anthony Smoot Productions for the audio/video support; to Three Signs, LLC, for providing the ASL Interpretation; and to Maryland Hall for hosting...

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6 African American Sites in and Around Annapolis

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park is a nationally-significant attraction in nearby Dorchester County, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture has welcomed millions of visitors since opening in September of 2016! Interest in our country’s African American legacy is greater than ever, and once you’ve been to Cambridge or Washington, DC there’s still more to see and learn! If you’re looking for local stories and experiences, make sure to check out some of the heritage sites that feature our African American stories (listed by distance from City...

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