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Maryland Day Events 

Saturday, March 23, 2024

All EVENTS $1 OR FREE

 

Annapolis Maritime Museum and Park - Park Campus
Dawn to Dusk
7300 Edgewood Road, Annapolis, 21403
https://amaritime.org/
Come explore our 12-acre park campus, complete with walking trails and lovely views of Back Creek and
the Severn River, while completing a self-guided treasure hunt to find the goodies hidden in our
geocache.

Annapolis Tours by Watermark
10am - 2pm
188 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401
https://watermarkjourney.com/events/maryland-day-events/
Colonial Open House - Join our colonial tour guides for an interactive experience of learning about life in
the 18th century. Enjoy games, activities, and a take home craft. All ages welcome!

Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab
10am - 4pm
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
https://aacounty.org/ArchaeologyLab
Dig into local history at the Anne Arundel County Archaeology Lab! View a wide variety of artifacts from
recent excavations across Anne Arundel County, from 19th-century African-American tenant farms to
13,000-year-old Native American camps. Kids and adults can try their hand at sorting artifacts, discover
educational resources about local history, and learn how to get involved in archaeological digs and
lab work, right here in Anne Arundel County.

Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks

Sunrise to Sunset

https://aarecparks.org/MDDay

Explore Anne Arundel County's Natural and Cultural Heritage Parks and Sites during the Maryland Day Celebration weekend.

 

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Crofton Library

​1681 Riedel Rd Crofton, MD 21114

(410) 222-7915, https://www.aacpl.net/event/piscataway-nation-singers-dancers-143191

In celebration of Maryland Day, join Crofton Library in learning about The Piscataway, who were the first Native Americans to encounter Captain John Smith along the banks of the Potomac River in 1608. Today, the Piscataway Nation Singers & Dancers carry on the long standing traditions, culture and heritage of their indigenous ancestors.

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Discoveries: the Library at the Mall

2550 Annapolis Mall Rd, Annapolis MD 21401

410-222-0133, https://www.aacpl.net/event/maryland-day-black-eyed-susan-celebration-144205

Mark Maryland Day with a celebration of our state flower. Plant your own black-eyed susan, create a state flower craft and check out one of the recent Black-Eyed Susan book award nominees!

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Maryland City at Russett Community Library

3501 Russett Common, Laurel, MD 20724

410-222-1070, https://www.aacpl.net/event/maryland-day-art-painting-crab-shells-139482

Try your hand at painting with acrylics on crab shells. Some examples will be provided to spur your imagination. All supplies provided.

Anne Arundel County Public Library - Michael E. Busch Annapolis Library

1410 West St. Annapolis, MD 21401

410-222-1750, https://www.aacpl.net/event/celebrate-our-great-state-143297

Come celebrate Maryland Day with fun family crafts and activities highlighting the past and present of our great state!

Banneker-Douglass Museum
10am - 4pm
84 Franklin Street, Annapolis MD 21401
https://bdmuseum.maryland.gov/
Maryland Day Family Drop-in and Special Exhibition Tour
Join Banneker-Douglass Museum as we celebrate Maryland Day with this special Family Drop-In Day and Exhibition Tour. Attendees are invited to participate in a docent-led tour highlighting the museum’s current exhibit, REVISIT/REIMAGINE, a visual masterpiece dedicated to the Year of Civil Rights. After the tour, visitors are welcome to join us for an artistically crafted family activity led by a local Maryland-based artist. Visitors can also learn how African Americans throughout Maryland made lasting changes for all Americans through the museum’s permanent exhibit, Deep Roots, Rising Waters: A Celebration of African Americans in Maryland. This exhibition provides an overview of African American history in Maryland from 1633 through the Civil Rights Era.


Benson - Hammond House
11am - 3pm
7101 Aviation Blvd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
https://aachs.org/benson-hammond-house/

Creating a Maryland Family Tree, as well as self guided tours of the Benson- Hammond House. The
house displays quilts, clothing, artifacts and the history of truck farming in Anne Arundel County.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis

12 - 4pm

107 Duke of Gloucester Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

https://charlescarrollhouse.org/

TBD

 

Chesapeake Arts Center

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, MD 21225

https://www.chesapeakearts.org/

Maryland-themed coaster making in the MakerSpace Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm Free Choose from a series of Maryland-inspired templates and create your very own coaster to take home with you. All materials and supplies are included as part of the activity. Stories & Art in the Galleries: "Chesapeake Bay Walk" Saturday, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM. Join us for our newest family program: Stories & Art in the Galleries! Children will enjoy a story and complimentary age-appropriate art activity while viewing CAC's latest gallery exhibit. We're reading "Chesapeake Bay Walk" an inviting story about all the amazing creatures and vegetation along the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay . After the story, children will be invited to make collages inspired by the Bay! This program is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Please register for each child individually. Stories & Art is geared towards children ages 2-6. Caregivers must be present. 

Chesapeake Children's Museum
10am - 4pm
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis 21403
https://www.theccm.org/
1$ ADMISSION to the Chesapeake Children Museum featuring themed playrooms involving nature, art,
theater, Culture Carriers and our 1918 Room.
Explore our 5 acre park with a self-guided tour of Native American plants as well as a musical playground and truck pit.

Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery (Friends of the Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery)

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Crownsville and Marbury Road, Crownsville, MD 21032

oltannapolis.com

Maryland Day Visitation of the Crownsville Hospital Patient Cemetery

 

Deale Area Historical Society

​1-4 p.m.

389 Deale Road, Tracys Landing, Maryland 20779
www.dahs.us

On Saturday, March 23, the Deale Area Historical Society will open the Deale Museum and other historic structures located in the Historic Village at Herrington Harbour North.  Docents will be available to answer your questions and tell you about the Village as well as the heritage and history of Deale, a small fishing community on the western shore. There are several restaurants within walking distance as well so come visit South County and share a day of history with your family.

 

Goshen Farm Preservation Society

ONLINE

www.goshenfarm.org

Virtual Farm House and Garden Tours

Hammond-Harwood House
Noon - 5 pm
19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis MD 21401
https://hammondharwoodhouse.org/
Experience a special Maryland Day opening with a new exhibition focused on the 250th anniversary of the Hammond-Harwood House. Docent volunteers will be guiding tours.

Historic Annapolis - Waterfront Warehouse
11am - 3pm
Waterfront Warehouse – 4 Pinkney Street Annapolis, MD 21401(410)990-4543
annapolis.org
Visit a rare surviving example of a small Annapolis waterfront warehouse from the 18th century. Today
you’ll discover the model of our city, circa the late 18th century, featuring a birds-eye view of the historic
landscape.


Historic Annapolis - Hogshead
11am - 3pm
Hogshead - 43 Pinkney Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
annapolis.org
Take a short walk down Pinkney Street to Hogshead, where you’ll find colonial tradespeople working hard on their trades. You may find a cobbler, baker, midwife or printer, sharing their skills.


Historic Annapolis - William Paca House & Garden
11am - 3pm
William Paca House & Garden - 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4543
annapolis.org
Encounter the past as our living historian volunteers bring the William Paca House and Garden to life.
Hear the voices of the day, sharing their news and experiences. Enjoy family-friendly activities! Advance
registration recommended, walk-ins welcome.


Historic Annapolis - Museum of Historic Annapolis
11am - 3pm
Museum of Historic Annapolis – 99 Main Street Annapolis, MD 21401 (410) 990-4754
annapolis.org
Tour the exhibit, “Annapolis: An American Story” at the Museum of Historic Annapolis and step into over
400 years of our shared history!

Historic Linthicum Walks

10am – 4pm

2295 Davidsonville Road. Gambrills

HistoricLinthicumWalks.org

Experience agrarian life in the eighteenth and nineteenth century as we demonstrate different daily tasks on the Linthicum Family homestead.

Historic London Town and Gardens
10am – 4pm
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater MD 21037
www.historiclondontown.org/marylandday
Immerse yourself in the past and take in the spring splendor of our gardens this Maryland Day weekend at Historic London Town & Gardens. Join interactive tours to hear stories about the past residents and buildings of the colonial port town and learn about the many varieties of plants that grow in our 10-acre woodland gardens. Meet with living history interpreters dressed in colonial clothing, explore our exhibits full of artifacts, and enjoy the sights, scents, and sounds of London Town.

Homestead Gardens

10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.

743 West Central Avenue, Davidsonville, MD 21035

https://homesteadgardens.com/

The Davidsonville Area Civic Association’s Annual Green Expo celebrates Maryland Day. The event features vendors and exhibitors from our community who offer sustainable choices and information about environmentally-friendly products, lawn and garden techniques, agricultural practices, energy use, recycling, transportation options, land use and conservation. Hosted by Homestead Gardens at our Davidsonville store, this event is free.

Kuethe Library Historical & Genealogical Research Center

10am - 4pm

5 Crain Hwy SE, Glen Burnie, MD 21061

www.aachs.org

FREE research assistance and access to the library collection and on-site computers.

Maryland Avenue and State Circle Merchants Association

11am - 5pm

Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401

https://www.facebook.com/events/3214287585370249

There's no better place to celebrate Maryland Day than on Maryland Avenue! Bring your family & friends to stroll our beautiful historic street and enjoy entertainment, historical actors, refreshments in shops, Maryland makers, and more!

Maryland Hall

1 - 3:30pm

801 Chase Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Celebrating Indigenous artists of the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland Hall's Maryland Day program will highlight the state and practices of indigenous arts and crafts in and around Maryland and bring attention to the neglected history of Indigenous people in our region. Join us at 1:00 PM to learn from Ayanna Proctor (Piscataway and Susquehannock). Ayanna Proctor works in a variety of traditional and/or historical tribal art forms, including brain tanning leather, quillwork, wampum, and jewelry, and provides historical interpretation work, focusing especially on seventeenth-century Piscataway tribal histories. Ayanna will present traditional items such as pots, animal hides, wampum etc. and answer questions from visitors. At 2:00 PM, enjoy the music and dance performance led by Louis Campbell (Lumbee), a respected dancer and regalia maker in the Baltimore area. Following the performance, a panel discussion will be held with the participation of Rico Newman (Choptico Band of Indians, Piscataway Conoy Tribe), a respected elder, former Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian cultural specialist, finger weaver, and educator.  This event is FREE.

Maryland State House
8:30am - 5pm
100 State Circle, Annapolis MD 21401
msa.maryland.gov/msa/mdstatehouse/html/home.html
Visit the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use. With many exhibits, memorials, historic documents related to the Continental Congress and notable Americans.
 

Pride of Baltimore II

10am -  6pm

Susan Campbell Park, Annapolis City Dock

pride2.org

Come out and enjoy FREE deck tours and more on Pride of Baltimore ll, all three days of Maryland Day Celebration 2024.

 

Scenic Rivers Land Trust
10am
Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
www.SRLT.org
Join Scenic Rivers Land Trust staff for a guided hike of the permanently protected Contee Farm portion of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center campus. Learn the history of the land and take in spectacular views. The hike is approximately 2-3 miles on gravel trails and through fields. All ages welcome. Pets are not permitted on the SERC campus. This event is free, but registration is required and space is limited. Registration will open on March 1. Visit www.SRLT.org to register.

Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis

2-4 p.m.

301 Chester Avenue, Annapolis MD  21403

www.seafarersyc.com/

Seafarers Yacht Club of Annapolis is a private yacht club based in Annapolis, Maryland, that has been in operation since 1959. Visit our Open House from 2-4 p.m.


SERC – Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
8am-5:30pm; Woodlawn House open from 10am - 2pm
647 Contees Wharf Road Edgewater, MD 21037
https://serc.si.edu/
Come visit SERC for hiking on all three days and explore the Smithsonian in Your Backyard! Visit the oldest building in the Smithsonian still in the original location at the Woodlawn History Center, open 10am-2pm, with a weekend architectural tour of the house. Also, on the weekend, SERC science docents will have short science talks at several interpretive stations near the Reed education center and the Rhode River.​

Visit Annapolis and Anne Arundel County - Visitors Center AND City Dock Kiosk

10am - 5 pm

26 West Street, and Annapolis City Dock

www.visitannpolis.org

Make our Visitors Center on West Street or our Visitor Information Kiosk at City Dock your first stop for everything you need to know about the events happening throughout Annapolis and Anne Arundel County during Maryland Day Weekend. Our trained volunteer information specialists can answer your questions, make recommendations, provide you with Maryland Day literature, and help map out an itinerary that's perfect for you. Don't forget to pick up a Family Activity Book while you're here!

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1101 Smithville Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

https://whbateslegacycenter.org/

Come out to see the first glimpse of a whole new collection of Oral Histories telling the stories of graduates of Wiley H. Bates High School. 

Coming in February!
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