Maryland Day



Is this your first pandemic?  Ours too!  With so many things placed on hold, we are here to highlight our Maryland Day partners
re-openings post Covid, with new online content, virtual experiences,  and outdoor places to explore. Please check back with us often as we update our page with great family
activities to share.


Galesville Heritage Society - MARITIME, HUNTING

October 18, 1-4 PM

Join in the Galesville Heritage Society sponsored Maryland Day event. Eric Steinlein, a native Galesvillian, has assembled a display of maritime, hunting, and trapping tools for all to view Dating back just to the 1950’s/1960’s, these tools are not long past, but curiously, are no longer in use.
Eric and Galesville
native, Chuck Dixon will be on hand to explain things like, sculling oars, dredges, muskrat traps and a unique “Jerry Rig”that was a hand-pile driver used to put in poles for pound nets.

Please note the GHS will be following CDC guidelines to ensure the health and safety of our visitors. Mask wearing and social distancing are required to enter the Galesville Memorial

The Annearrundell County Free School Museum

Check Back Soon!

Closed until further notice.  Information about reopening will appear on the Anne Arundel Retired School Personnel Association's (AARSPA) Facebook page.

Anne Arundel County Farmer's Market


We are open every weekend on Saturday and Sunday.  Saturday from 7am-12pm and Sundays from 10am-1pm. A smaller market on Wednesdays from 7am-12pm was also recently added.

ll products are Maryland grown and produced.

275 Harry S Truman Pkwy, Annapolis, Maryland 21401  

Anne Arundel County Public Library

Facebook Live Storytimes

Facebook Live Storytimes: Preschool Storytime - Monday-Friday at 10:30 am (Tuesdays are bilingual Spanish and English); Babies in Bloom: Thursdays at 11:00 am

The Great Movies Zoom Programs: Fridays at 7:00 pm 

More on our website and events calendar.  Zoom programs require registration through our events calendar.

Jack Creek Park


Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation has announced the Jack Creek Park is Open!  Come enjoy the outdoors. You will need to request a gate code in advance.

Bacon Ridge Natural Area/Scenic Rivers Land Trust

Starting June 5th!

Starting June 15. Celebrate Maryland Day by heading out for a self-guided history hike of the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Scenic Rivers Land Trust’s staff have prepared materials to help you explore for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area. You’ll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we see today, all while enjoying the beautiful 1000+ acre protected forest. Hike is between 2-4 miles on an unpaved trail through the woods. Dogs on leash permitted.

Materials will be available at www.srlt.org/historyhike beginning Monday, June 15, 2020. Markers will be posted along the trails to help guide you. 

Banneker-Douglass Museum

Explore Online

Looking for something exciting to do from the comfort of your own home? Check out our online collection of over 12,000 curated archival records, books, maps, photographs, and artwork.

Explore artifacts and journals donated by Arctic explorer Herbert M. Frisby; photographs, equipment, and personal effects of photographer Thomas Baden; medical instruments and artifacts from the 1920s through the 1950s; West African sculpture and utilitarian objects; works by Black Maryland artists, including Joyce Scott, Nathaniel Gibbs, Hughie Lee-Smith, and much more!

Bates Legacy Center

Watch History Online

Learn the rich history of the former Wiley H. Bates School, once the only secondary school for African American students in all of Anne Arundel County.

Benson-Hammond House

Live Streaming
June 13, 2020

We are having a Live Streaming event on Saturday June 13, 2020 in honor of Flag Day 2020 at Ann Arrundell County Historical Society’s Facebook page:

Chase Home

New Online Videos

June 4th

Visit our home from yours! The Chase-Lloyd House is one of the first brick three-story Georgian mansions built in the colonies.  Two new videos will be accessible from our website:

Chesapeake Children's Museum

Sunday June 7, 2020

2-4 PM

Facebook Live Streaming event:
Kids ‘n’ Kaboodle 

Featuring entertainment by Guava Jelly, Mr. Derby, and Frolic the Fox. Meet animals from the S.P.C. A. Follow along with easy crafts and make-believe. Visit with the Annapolis Fire Department, Annapolis Transit, and other special guests

Four Rivers Heritage Area

Maryland Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area

Four Rivers has created a video presentation, “A Look Back: Maryland Day in the Four Rivers Heritage Area”

We hope you enjoy this brief “look back,” and we hope to see you again in March 2021!

Historic Goshen Farm & Education Center

Summer Concert

July 10th

Our first outdoor concert in our Summer Concert Series is scheduled for July 10th. The decision to hold the concert will be made on July 1st.

Hammond Harwood House

June 6 & 7

Virtual Secret Garden Tour - the public can submit pictures of their gardens. The link is currently open for submissions up until June 4th on our website.

The event is free, donations are encouraged. Garden pictures will be on view on our website and on our social media on June 6 & 7. 

Maryland Federation of Art, Circle Gallery

Every Tuesday in June

Join MFA on Tuesday nights throughout June for our Wil Talk With Artists virtual series. Art historian Will Scott interviews Maryland artists on their artwork, technique, inspiration and motivation. Join us on Zoom for these talks. Please follow us on Facebook for specific information

Maryland Hall @Home

Keep Creative From Home

Visit our online resource to discover ArtReach Challenge videos, Virtual Artist Talks, Virtual Exhibitions, an Online Class Guide and more. New activities are added regularly. Keep creating!

Pride of Baltimore

June 14 - 20
Fun with Flags

Tune in to Pride of Baltimore's 
Facebook page
 for "Fun with Flags" from June 14 to June 20. We'll be focusing on the Star-Spangled Banner, just in time for Flag Day on June 14, then on the Maryland flag and signal flags. We'll definitely be sharing some great shots of Pride of Baltimore II with flags flying!

Waltermark Journey

Virtual Watermark Journeys

Take a video journey: Mistress Mary presents the “The Founding of Maryland” and Squire Curtis presents “Maryland and the Declaration of Independence”


June 3 - 12, 2020

It's the William Paca Garden Plant Sale - reimagined! A tradition for over 40 years, the William Paca Garden Plant Sale will still provide the opportunity to take home a piece of history, but due to the current COVID-19 restrictions, we've had to get a bit creative.

The William Paca Garden Plant Sale will operate on a pre-order/curbside pickup model from June 5 through June 12, 2020. 

  • Online ordering is currently open! Ordering will be open through 12 pm on June 11th, or while supplies last. The link will be posted here and on our social media pages.

  • Orders will be scheduled for curbside pickup at 1 Martin Street from June 5th through 12th (M-F: 10 am - 12 pm, Sat: 10 am - 2 pm, Sun: 11 am - 2 pm). When you order, you'll be able to select your date and time for curbside pick-up.

Historic Annapolis - William Paca Garden

July 18, 2020

Celebrate all things Maryland in the William Paca Garden! Commemorate the founding of the state of Maryland for a Maryland Day: Unpaused Celebration. Bring your friends and family to step back in time in our secret garden, where you’ll find colonials sharing their trades and demonstrating their skills. Plus, have some fun with our family-friendly activities!

Cost: $1 per person Time: 10 am - 2 pm (last garden entry 1:30 pm) Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Images from Past Maryland Day WeekendS



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