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Hands-On History Day: Summer’s Legacy

July 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis on the second Sunday of every month for Hands-On History Days. Drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm for special family activities – a new theme each month means you and your family will want to visit again and again! Activities are included with Museum admission.

Want to head to the beach but beat the heat? Visit the (air conditioned) Museum of Historic Annapolis! During this month’s Hands-On History Day, we’re welcoming the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation and celebrating our current Community Gallery exhibit, Summer’s Legacy: Preserving the Beaches.

  • Meet representatives from the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation, who will share information about how they serve our community through a broad range of historical, cultural, and educational activities. Learn more about the collaboration in the youth-build boat program at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and how you can get involved!  (12 pm – 2 pm)
  • Create your own sailboat craft!
  • Explore Summer’s Legacy and learn about the history of Carr’s, Sparrows, and Elktonia Beaches, and the recent preservation of a portion of Elktonia Beach. Plus, check out two new objects on loan from the Smithsonian that will connect you to the rich history of Carr’s Beach!
  • Read stories about boats, sailing and the Chesapeake Bay with your family in our Anne Arundel County Public Library Book Nook .
  • Special Opportunity! Purchase a copy of The Chesapeake Bay Through Ebony Eyes by historian and author Vincent O. Leggett. Leggett provides a history of African American contributions in the Chesapeake’s maritime industries, and includes a collection of seafood recipes, poetry, photographs and sketches. 

Cost: $5 General Admission (8+) ; FREE for Children 7 and under, HA Members, and SNAP/WIC through the Museums for All program


Museum of Historic Annapolis
99 Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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