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Winter Lecture Series: Confiscating the Castle: The Legacy of Governor Robert Eden’s Annapolis Furnishings
January 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
When Governor Robert Eden began furnishing his Annapolis house in 1769, he did so in the hopes of becoming the most powerful figure in the colony. However, the American Revolutionary War resulted in the loss of Eden’s colonial property and, after the demolition of his home in 1902, it appeared that his materical world had vanished forever. By comparing three inventories of the house taken in the 18th century, Michelle Fitzgerald, Curatorial Fellow at the Maryland Historical Society, will attempt to reconstruct Eden’s house and investigate what the study of lost objects can tell us about the Loyalist experience.