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Jun 02 2023

By Riley Hoaglin The Anne Arundel County Free School is a fascinating historical museum that offers a glimpse into education in the 1700s. Initially, the school served as a boarding school exclusively for boys, but over time, it evolved into a co-educational institution. At its peak, the school had 62 students and counted notable individuals like Johns Hopkins among its alumni. However, after the Civil War, many young men had to leave school to return to work on farms. When you visit the museum, you'll find an authentic representation of a 1700s...

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May 31 2023

The Caucus of African American Leaders (CAAL) has been an active community organization at the forefront of human and civil rights and social and racial justice for over ten years. This year, CAAL is planning a commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the August 1963 March on Washington (MOW) in our state’s capitol. This two-day commemoration event will include a reenactment of the March and its program Saturday, August 26thfollowed by a Worship service Sunday, August 27th. The theme for this event is “Together We Can Be The Dream As We Commemorate, Educate, Activate.”  The CAAL...

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May 31 2023

Our friends at the Downtown Annapolis Partnership have shared a full rundown of the information on the Hillman Garage Reopening, including the introductory days of FREE parking, June 14-June 19. Read more below: The City of Annapolis will hold a Grand (re)Opening for the downtown Noah Hillman Garage open to the public from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 14, 2023, with live music, giveaways, and free parking. FEATURES OF THE NEW GARAGE: The new garage will include: more parking spaces (165 more than the old garage); gateless entry and exit;...

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May 30 2023

On, Thursday, May 25, County Executive Steuart Pittman and the Department of Recreation and Parks held an event to celebrate the past 25 years of Agricultural and Woodland Preservation in Anne Arundel County, at Historic Hancock's Resolution in Pasadena. Mr. Pittman and Jessica Leys, Director of the Department, were joined by former County Executive Janet Owens for the ceremony. Owens is a lifelong resident of Anne Arundel County, having grown up in Lothian, and she was the first and only elected woman county executive in Anne Arundel County's history.  Under...

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May 09 2023

By Riley Hoaglin Have you had the pleasure of experiencing all that the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM) has to offer? You may have heard of this renowned institution, perhaps from attending one of their famous events like their annual sock-burning, or from a field trip taken in grade school. But have you ever visited solely to immerse yourself in the museum's extensive offerings? Established as a museum in the 1990s, the AMM has since transformed itself into a must-see destination for Annapolis. Through interactive and engaging exhibits, the museum beautifully captures...

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May 01 2023

Chesapeake Crossroads is planning a workshop or series of workshops on Marketing, Communications, and Outreach for our stakeholders. If you are interested in this type of workshop, please share your needs so we can plan. Deadline: May 25. Please use this link to access our Google Form:  https://forms.gle/HRGRvUK2XZfygCGf9 Thank you! We look forward to some great workshops to come! ...

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Apr 25 2023

On Sunday, April 2, the Galesville Community Center presented the program, "Stories That Matter in South County," as part of the 16th Annual Maryland Day Celebration in the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area. Watch the recorded program here: https://youtu.be/PO1zHRLgYgk The program included presentations by Lyndra Marshall and C. Jane Cox, the recognition of community honorees by Vincent Moulden (representing County Executive Steuart Pittman), as well as the video presentation, "Stories That Matter in South County During the Civil Rights Era" with numerous oral histories by community storytellers. Many thanks to the Galesville Community...

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Apr 18 2023

The nation's semiquincentennial (250th Anniversary) will be celebrated nation-wide on July 4, 2026. Have YOU begun thinking about what America's 250th anniversary might mean for you, your institution, and your community? There are many conversations and resources already developed, and more are in the pipeline. If you haven’t already, be sure to download your copy of the AASLH's Making History at 250 Field Guide! DOWNLOAD THE FIELD GUIDE Statement from AASLH: "As we prepare for 2026, we hope you will use these themes and ideas to inform your work and that you will share...

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Apr 04 2023

Take a Survey Residents, former employees, patients, neighbors and other community members, if you have a story about the Crownsville State Hospital that you would like to share, you are encouraged to complete the Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project survey. The historic transfer of the former Crownsville State Hospital from the State of Maryland to Anne Arundel County is complete. The Crownsville Hospital Oral History Project aims to create a repository of personal stories and remembrances that can be shared for today and for the future. Work is beginning to transform this space into...

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Apr 04 2023

On Wednesday, March 30, County Executive Steuart Pittman, in partnership with the Caucus of African American Leaders, honored our Board Member, Gertrude Makell, with 13 additional women who have had tremendous impact in Anne Arundel County. This special honor is named after former First Lady Michelle Obama, who serves as a role model for women and advocates for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, health and wellness. This year the theme of the awards is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” The ceremony was streamed and can be found on the County Executive's...

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