Maryland Day
Events 2022 -
Sunday march 27th

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Annearrundell County Free School Museum

FREE

Sunday, 1 PM - 4 PM

1298 Laval Drive

Davidsonville, MD 21035 

410-268-8656

www.arpsa.org

karlieeverett@verizon.net

Celebrate the Story and Experience of Education in Maryland in an authentic 1723 one-room schoolhouse. Visitors will be greeted by a schoolmaster and schoolmarm in colonial dress. Learn how this only surviving schoolhouse erected in response to the Maryland Free School Act of 1723 served as a schoolhouse and as a residence.  Visitors will experience how lessons were taught in the 1700’s and the 1800’s and will interact with the many artifacts and materials on display that were used for learning and recreation and receive a Certificate of Participation.

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Galesville Community Center 

FREE
Sunday, 1- 4 PM

916 West Benning Rd.

Galesville MD 20765

410-703-0610

gmakell@verizon.net

Beginning Genealogy/and African American Genealogy Workshop. The session will be conducted by our historian, Lyndra Marshall (nee Pratt). Attendees will learn, or receive a refresher of the best methods and practices a researcher should use to trace their family lineage through use of but not limited to vital records, court records, federal census records, and other primary and secondary sources. Social distancing and other safety measures will be taken while refreshments are served during the session. 

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Fort Smallwood Park

Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

9500 Fort Smallwood Road, Pasadena, MD 21122

(free entry excludes use of boat ramp)

Fort Smallwood Park’s recreational amenities include a 380-foot fishing pier, unique Cedar Pavilion, accessible children’s playground, historic gun battery and barracks, walking trails, beaches and pond. Fort Smallwood was a sea coast defense built in the late 1880's to the early part of the 1900's. The fort was in use from 1890 until 1927.

 

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Historic Linthicum Walks

FREE

Sunday, March 27,

11 AM - 4 PM
 

2295 Davidsonville Road, Gambrills, Maryland 21054

(410) 562-3161

www.historiclinthicumwalks.com

Tours of historic farm home and property, including home interior, arboretum, and family cemetery. 

On-going outdoor scavenger hunt with Maryland history theme for children and adults. 

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Maryland Hall

FREE 

Sunday, March 27

1PM to 4 PM 

801 Chase Street

Annapolis MD 21401

410-263-5544

cmcdonald@marylandhall.org

ArtFest - a day of creativity for all ages showcasing the arts at Maryland Hall like no other single day featuring art & dance demonstrations, art sales, live entertainment, exhibitions, hands-on activities, children’s crafts, and more. Come “Discover New Stories” through the arts with Maryland Hall's Teaching Artists and share your own!

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Watermark Journey

FREE

Sunday, March 27

12:00 PM

Maryland State House

1State Circle, Annapolis, MD  21401

443-995-9371

www.watermarkjourney.com

jamie@watermarkjourney.com

A small ceremony to celebrate the 250th year celebration of the laying of the cornerstone of the Maryland State House on March 28, 1772. We will have a reading of a newspaper article and a Proclamation from our Town Crier.   

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Waterfront Warehouse

FREE

Sunday, March 27

12 PM to 4 PM

4 Pinkney Street, 

Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410.267.7619

​Explore 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. A volunteer will be on hand to share tales of the waterfront and those who worked there.

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Captain Avery Museum

$1

Sunday, 2PM

Captain Avery Museum

1418 E. West Shady Side Road

Shady Side MD 20764

The Captain Avery Museum  will present Carol Booker speaking on her new book, Cove Point on the Chesapeake: the Beacon, the Bay, and the Dream (New Bay Books, Sept. 2021).

Hear an extraordinary tale of heroes, villains, dreamers, and schemers who shaped a tiny waterfront community on the Chesapeake, once notorious for shipwrecks and treacherous rip currents.  Sounding at times like a fairy tale, the story jibes from the idyllic bayside of the 1930s back to pre-Bolshevik Russia, a young princess, and the roots of a mysterious chapel that almost a century later survives miles away on a hillside in southern Maryland.

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Galesville Heritage Society

FREE

Sunday 2 - 4 PM

Memorial Hall

988 Main Street

Galesville, MD 20765

410-867-4731

dewhitman@verizon.net

Maritime Hunting, Trapping and Tool Display: Dating back just to the 1950’s/1960’s, these tools are not long past, but are no longer in use. Eric Steinlein and Galesville native, Chuck Dixon will be on hand to explain things such as: sculling oars, dredges, muskrat traps, and a unique “Jerry Rig” that was a hand-pile driver used to put in poles for pound nets.

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Kinder Farm Park

Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

1001 Kinder Farm Park Road, Millersville, MD 21108

Kinder Farm Park offers picnic tables and grills located throughout the park, two large outdoor pavilions available for rental, and a large playground and tot-lot ideal for children of all ages. The park has a 2.8 mile paved perimeter trail and several miles of natural trails.  Stop by the barn to visit the Kinder Farm animals.

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FREE

Sunday, March 27,

10 AM - 4 PM
 

839 Londontown Road

Edgewater MD 21037

410-222-1919

publicprograms@historiclondontown.org

Join us on Maryland Day weekend as we officially reopen the site for the spring! Enjoy free admission all weekend long along with hands-on activities, guided tours and much more.

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Odenton Heritage Society 

FREE 

Sunday, March 27

1PM to 4 PM 

1367 Odenton Road

Odenton, MD 21113  

410-271-8229

www.odentonheritage.org  

odentonheritage@gmail.com

Explore how Odenton became a railroad hub in 1872, creating employment and the town's historic district. Maryland depended on trains to move people and goods between stations in Annapolis, Baltimore, Washington, and Camp Meade. Experience the lives of railroad workers and townspeople through artifacts and images. Learn how Odenton supported the nation's war effort during World War l and World War ll. See how communities of African Americans became intertwined with railroads, church history, and military history. An online map of the Odenton Historic District adds a virtual dimension to the museum which is housed in a 1912 former Masonic Hall.     *Face masks are required for the in-person museum open house.

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Watermark Journey

FREE

Sunday, March 27

12:30 PM

Maryland State House

1 State Circle,

Annapolis, MD  21401

443-995-9371

www.watermarkjourney.com

jamie@watermarkjourney.com

Weird, Wacky and Unusual History of Annapolis, Walking Tour led by colonial-attired guide Reid Bowman. On this tour you will hear tales about the Russian Sailor buried the Annapolis National Cemetery, the historic “mobile homes” of Annapolis, the Confederate Captain who kept fighting the Civil War long after the South surrendered then built a home in Annapolis, the missing State House cornerstone ... and so much more. Advance registration on our website and limited walk-up registration.

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Quiet Waters Park

Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, MD 21403

Quiet Waters Park is situated between the South River and Harness Creek. Visitors can enjoy trails winding through forests and past grassy fields, children’s playground, or picnic among 340 acres of beautiful park land. It also has an enclosed dog park.

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Chesapeake Children's Museum

FREE In-Person Event
Nature Walk of the Underground Railroad

FREE for CMM Members

$1 for General Public

1 PM

Pre Register here www.theccm.org or call 410-990-1993. $1 per person, ages 2 and up. Free to CCM members.

Online attendance is limited.

Nature Walk of the Underground Railroad
 

Go for a guided hike on the banks of Spa Creek. Investigate the quest for freedom as it often relied on nature. Learn how plants and other aspects of nature enabled escape along the Underground Railroad over 150 years ago.

www.theccm.org

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Downs Park

Regional Parks will be FREE on Maryland Day Weekend

Hours 7:00 am to dusk

8311 John Downs Loop, Pasadena, MD 21122

Situated on the Chesapeake Bay, Downs Park offers a variety of natural and recreational activities throughout its 236 acres. Downs Park offers more than 5 miles of paved and natural trails. Visit our new playground!

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Hancock’s Resolution

FREE

Sunday, March 27,

1 PM - 4 PM
2795 Bayside Beach Road Pasadena, MD 21122

Maryland Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Maryland.[1] It is observed on the anniversary of the March 25, 1634, landing of the first European settlers in the Province of Maryland, the third English colony to be settled in British North America.[2] On this day settlers from The Ark and The Dove first stepped foot onto Maryland soil, at St. Clement's Island in the Potomac River.

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Hogshead

FREE
Sunday, March 27,
12pm – 4pm
43 Pinkney Street,
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410.267.7619

Who are the Middling-sort and what do they do? You may meet a carpenter, baker, midwife, printer, or soldiers, sharing their skills. Try your hand at hauling water or mending a shift, and learn more about the working families of colonial Annapolis. This humble house is unique to our town as you’ll see how most common folk lived.

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Scenic Rivers Land Trust

FREE In-Person Event
Self -Guided History Tour of Bacon Ridge Natural Area

Celebrate Maryland Day weekend by heading out for a self-guided history hike of the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Scenic Rivers Land Trust, the non-profit responsible for conserving the natural area, has prepared materials to help you explore for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area. Register to receive a downloadable trail map, then follow the temporary signs posted along the trails. Bring your smartphone to watch short videos of your virtual hike along the way. You’ll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we see today, all while enjoying the beautiful 1,000+ acre protected forest. The hike is between 2 -4 miles on an unpaved trail through the woods. It departs from the Hawkins Road Trailhead in Crownsville. Dogs are permitted on a leash.

www.srlt.org/

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William Paca Garden

FREE

Sunday, March 27,

11 AM to 5 PM

186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410.267.7619

Stroll the 2-acre oasis of natural beauty laid by William Paca while he built his five-part Georgian Mansion. This hidden gem, tucked away in the historic district, is perfect for families with children to explore with its fish-shaped pond and miniature feature gardens. Like a history-focused scavenger hunt, you’ll find family-friendly garden activities and a garden docent to answer your questions. Last entry into the garden at 3:30pm.