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Press Release: County Executive Pittman, Mayor Buckley Designate Annapolis “Site of Memory”

Official designation endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the Middle Passage Ceremonies, and Port Markers Project. Annapolis, MD (November 1, 2022) - Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman and City of Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley today announced the designation of the City of Annapolis as a Middle Passage “Site of Memory” during a remembrance and celebration ceremony. The designation was endorsed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the Middle Passage Ceremonies, and Port Markers Project.  We’re not done telling the history of our county, and we’re not done...

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Fall Events This Week: October 31-November 6

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week. Click on the event title for more information. Annapolis Port Marker Installation Date: Tuesday, November 1Time: 11:00 am-1:00 pm Location: Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City DockHost Organization: City of Annapolis The Annapolis Port Marker is on its way! Having met all mandatory approvals to include the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) of the City of Annapolis Historic District, the UNESCO “Port Marker Project” is moving forward. In 2012 Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Marker Project...

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Final Reminder for Stakeholders about October 26 and 27 Listening Sessions

Our Stakeholders are invited to participate in Listening Sessions this week as part of our Five-Year Planning Process. These will be led by our Five-Year Planning Consultant, Rob Forloney. We look forward to your input. Please plan to attend ONE session, and not both. Wednesday, October 26, 4-6 p.m., in-person session, at Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center, 1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis. There is plenty of FREE parking, either on the street in front of the complex, or a lower lot accessed through the side road, S. Villa Avenue. The Center is...

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Fall Events This Week: October 24-October 30

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week. Click on the event title for more information. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Mr. Pumpkin’s Tea Party” Date: Tuesday, October 25Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 amLocation: William Paca House and Garden,186 Prince George Street, AnnapolisHost Organization: Historic Annapolis Join us on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones (3-7...

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A Fresh Take: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

By Riley Hoaglin Just 20 miles outside of Annapolis is a natural oasis. This hidden gem invites you to take a step outside of your everyday life, and enjoy everything nature has to offer! Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary was established in 1985 and is located within the tidal reaches of the Patuxent River. Encompassing 1,700 acres of protected land, Jug Bay offers freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, creeks and so much more. Due to its vast ecosystems, you will find a wide diversity of animals, including mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and many...

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Fall Events This Week: October 10-October 16

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week. Click on the event title for more information. Indigenous People’s Day Date: Monday, October 10Time: 4:00-5:00 pmLocation: Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis Host Organization: Chesapeake Children’s Museum Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with CCM! Honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people through crafts, cooking & stories. Ages 4+. Tickets are $10.00 per person. Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Lil’ Navy Sailor” Date: Tuesday, October 11Time: Program, 10 - 11 am; Garden Time,...

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Save the Date! Chesapeake Crossroads Nineteenth Annual Heritage Awards is Coming on Thursday, November 10

Celebrate history, heritage and excellence as the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area celebrates its Nineteenth Annual Heritage Awards! These awards recognize individuals, organizations, programs and achievements that contribute to our community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy. The event will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 5 p.m., in the Blue Heron Room at Quiet Waters Park. Tickets are $10 per person at Eventbrite or at the door. Light refreshments will be served. Please join us as we gather again to reconnect and celebrate this year’s outstanding...

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Read our Latest Newsletter

The latest issue of the Chesapeake Crossroads Newsletter, New Directions, is out! This issue covers this year's MHAA funding to our heritage area partners, our activities of the summer, and some information about our ongoing plans. Download the newsletter here: Summer 2022 Newsletter. Thanks! Summer 2022 Newsletter onlineDownload ...

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Fall Events This Week: October 3-October 9

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week. Click on the event title for more information. Virtual Lecture – Yorktown and the French Alliance Date: Tuesday, October 4Time: 7:00 pmLocation: Online Host Organization: Historic Annapolis The Siege of Yorktown in October 1781 was a decisive win for George Washington’s Continental Army. Yet it was also a triumph for the unlikely wartime alliance forged between patriot revolutionaries and the French King Louis XVI. University of Maryland historian Dr. Richard Bell explores...

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National Cryptologic Museum Will Reopen to the Public on October 8

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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