|PRESS RELEASE: Who is Participating in Maryland Day Celebration 2013|
FOUR RIVERS ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR MARYLAND DAY CELEBRATION 2013!
Maryland Day (March 25) is a state holiday commemorating the formal founding of the colony of Maryland, when the newly-arrived colonists erected a cross on St. Clement's Island, offered prayers (perhaps by saying Mass), and took "possession of this Countrey for our Saviour and for our soveraigne Lord the King of England." In 1916, the Maryland General Assembly authorized Maryland Day as a legal holiday devoted to Maryland history.
For the sixth year in a row, Four Rivers: The Heritage Area of Annapolis, London Town and South County is partnering with regional heritage organizations and businesses to showcase the area's historical, cultural and natural heritage for visitors and residents of all ages. Events and activities will take place throughout the Maryland Day Celebration weekend of March 22, 23, and 24 for one dollar or less; many of the activities are free! Participants include:
Additional Maryland Day Celebration participating partners and events include the Maryland Welcome Centers, Rams Head Tavern, Reynolds Tavern in Annapolis, and an African American History Walk with Janice Hayes-Williams.
Mark your calendars now and plan to bring the whole family to Annapolis and Southern Anne Arundel County for three days of fun, interactive and educational activities that celebrate the best of Maryland's unique history, natural resources, and culture. New this year: Geocaching! Geocaching is a modern-day scavenger hunt in which the participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device to hide and seek containers, called "geocaches." Many of our participating sites will have hidden geocaches for families to find – use our website and handouts to find them yourself!