Sun, Apr 02|
Odenton Heritage Society
Odenton Heritage Society, Inc.
Learn about west Anne Arundel County’s colonial settlements in a new display, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Odenton’s 18th Century Past.”
TIME & LOCATION
Apr 02, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Odenton Heritage Society, 1367 Odenton Rd, Odenton, MD 21113, USA
ABOUT THE EVENT
Learn about west Anne Arundel County’s colonial settlements in a new display, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Odenton’s 18th Century Past.” An early road network, iron products made at a pre-Revolutionary War iron works, and inscribed boundary stones marking estates owned by prominent Annapolitans are tangible reminders of nonnative people who inhabited the Odenton area before there was a town. Learn about a ca. 1792 Quaker meeting house that later formed the nucleus of an African American community. Study surveying methods that used rods and boundary stones to calculate distance and direction, and discover how cast-iron firebacks served as heat transfer and storage devices in homes.