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Author:Hope Stewart

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 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 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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Jul 13 2022

One of our favorite “Story Project” videos features Tony Spencer. Tony Spencer was born and educated in Anne Arundel County. A renowned performing and vocal recording artist, composer, poet, model and storyteller, Tony was surprised to discover the impact his great great grandfather, James Spencer, had in founding a safe haven for African-Americans in our community.  This is Tony’s story of discovering his family’s ties to Freetown and the significance that it has in our history and the heritage of our area. Learn more about Tony Spencer, below, and then...

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Jul 07 2022

Our friends at the Maryland Center for History and Culture need your help! If you are part of an organization working in the public history sector, please take the Miller History Fund Survey to help provide them with an assessment of the program to ensure it is meeting the needs of stewards and making a real impact on our sector. The Thomas V. “Mike” Miller Jr. History Fund provides support for projects at historical organizations throughout the state of Maryland. The goal is to build the long-term capacity and resiliency of...

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Jun 13 2022

Art Exhibition at City Hall, “The OtherSide of the Curb,” a Community Program Funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services with Reception from 4 to 6 p.m. on Monday, June 13, 2022 The Annapolis Police Department (APD), in partnership with VisionWorkshops, completed a youth photography and writing program funded by the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services (GOCPYVS). The program, entitled, “The Other Side of the Curb,” helps build trust and positive relationships between law enforcement and the community in Annapolis. The pilot program expands APD’s community policing efforts and engagement...

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May 31 2022

The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) unveiled a one-of-a-kind new, permanent, Chesapeake Bay-inspired mural on the exterior wall of the Museum. The mural was painted by famed local artist Cindy Fletcher-Holden and funded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Art in Public Places Commission (AIPPC), which is part of the Annapolis City Council.   The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) is a gathering place and anchor in the community where thousands of people visit annually to learn about our rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the...

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May 12 2022

The Annapolis Juneteenth Planning Committee and the City of Annapolis are hosting the second annual Juneteenth celebration with a VIP Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday, June 17 and a parade and festival on Saturday, June 18. Traditionally, June 19 is known as Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.  CITY CLOSURES: City of Annapolis offices will be closed on Monday, June 20 in recognition of Juneteenth. The Pip Moyer Recreation Center will operate on a regular schedule while the Stanton Center will be closed....

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May 03 2022

As part of Preservation Month (May 2022), the Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) will present 10 awards for noteworthy accomplishments in the preservation field, recognizing outstanding education, restoration, and revitalization projects, as well as organizational and individual leadership. The Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area congratulates the Preservation Award Winners from Anne Arundel County: Calvert Prize - Theodore “Ted” H. Mack (Anne Arundel County) - Recipient of MHT’s most prestigious award, Ted Mack has a lifetime of service in promoting Maryland’s African American heritage and has made a tremendous statewide impact in Maryland, particularly in...

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