Odenton Heritage Society Open House

Odenton Heritage Society Historical Center 1367 Odenton Road, Odenton

On Sunday, February 5, the Odenton Heritage Society will celebrate Black History Month with a display about Sappington School, which welcomed Black grade school pupils during segregation from the early 1920s to the late 1940s.  Local support made possible Odenton’s first educational facility for African Americans.  When Anne Arundel County constructed a large, replacement school for white children in 1921, Macedonia Methodist Church, an African American congregation, obtained a small, surplus building at Camp Meade and moved it to the church grounds so that Black children could receive a comparable...

The Secrets of the Three Clocks

Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

What do clocks reveal? Join us in a lecture/demonstration with horologist Stephen Sieracki, the “Dysfunctional Clock Therapist,” as he explains some mysteries of three 18th and early 19th century clocks in the Hammond-Harwood House collection. See these clocks up close and learn about their distinctive features. What’s the clock in the little house?  Why does an English clock have a Spanish inscription? What is the small case clock made up of old parts and a forged signature?  Steve will provide insights to the secrets of these clocks and what’s “in”...