Living History on Pinkney Street: His Majesty’s Marines

Hogshead 43 Pinkney Street, Annapolis

The British Marines have landed! Securing quarters at the Hogshead, the Marines are enjoying some well-earned shore leave and are taking a break from their duties on the Chesapeake Bay. However, it looks like trouble is brewing across the colonies… Throughout the day, come chat with the Marines to learn about their unique branch of service as sea soldiers of the King, their uniforms, and weapons they carry. A special talk, “Conversations with the Captain,” will be presented at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm. The Captain of the Marine detachment...

Discovering American Art

Hammond-Harwood House 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

William Groombridge: Forgotten American Landscape Artist During this afternoon lecture program at the 1774 Hammond-Harwood House in the Historic District of Annapolis, two eminent scholars will discuss one of America’s earliest landscape artists, William Groombridge. Groombridge, who came from England in 1794, produced a scant number of romantic landscapes. One of his works has only this year been discovered at Hammond-Harwood House. Hear the fascinating story of how the mystery of one painting’s origin was revealed and learn about the early development of this well-loved American art form from scholars...