Friday Maryland Day Events

Friday March 24 – Events for Maryland Day Celebration 2017!

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Library – Crofton 1681 Riedel Road Crofton, MD 9am-5pm  Free  Bring out the kids for crab crafts and puzzles in the children’s area. 410-222-7915

Library – Edgewater 25 Stepneys Lane Edgewater, MD  9am-5pm Free  Display of books about Maryland, set in Maryland or by Maryland Authors. We will also be doing a passive Maryland Trivia Program for adults and teens 410-222-1538

VAAAC Visitors Center, 26 West Street and City Dock, Annapolis 9am-5pm Free Information Specialists can help you plan activities for your Maryland Day Celebration adventures including a free Maryland Day Program and information about local things to see and do. 410.280.0445

Naval Academy Museum   Preble Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. 9am-5pm Free The U.S. Naval Academy Museum offers two floors of exhibits about the history of seapower, the development of the U.S. Navy, and the role of the U.S. Naval Academy in producing officers capable of leading America’s sailors and marines. Our displays combine historical artifacts with video and audio technology to bring to life the stories of the men and women who have served their country at sea. Whether you are a casual visitor, a student of naval history, or a member of the Brigade of Midshipmen, the Museum stands ready to make your visit a memorable one. Visitors 18 and over to the U.S. Naval Academy must show a valid government-issued picture ID (driver’s license, passport, CAC, etc.) at the gate. 410-293-2108

HERE. a pop-up shop, Made in Maryland pop-up   50 State Circle Annapolis, MD 10am -8pm (opening party 6pm-8pm)  Free   Amy & El of HERE. a pop-up shop are excited that their 20th pop-up shop in Annapolis will be opening on March 24th, 2017,  which coincides with the Made in Maryland / Maryland Day weekend festivities! The shop will  feature almost all LOCAL artists and Maryland Made products! Shop opens at 10 am with a free OPENING PARTY from 6-8pm featuring live, local music by HIGHER HANDS ! 443-676-8729

Historic London Town & Gardens 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater, MD 10am-430pm  $1 admission.  Costumed interpreters represent a century of early Maryland History. You can try your hand at making rope and chopping wood. Kids can even dress up in colonial-style clothing during their visit! All activities are included with admission.  410-222-1919

Maryland State Archives 350 Rowe Blvd.  Annapolis, MD 10am-Noon  Free Vital Records Workshop – If your family was “Made in Maryland” come to the Archives for our Vitals Records Workshop!  This free, educational event will provide an overview of the organization, finding aids, and use of the vital records collections at the Archives, including birth, death and marriage records.  Guests will hear tips for using Archives’ catalogs and computer systems to find vital records, as well as learn how to request and print available birth, death and marriage certificates.  Seating is limited.  You must register in advance for this free workshop. (Valid government issued id required to enter) 410-260-6400

Maryland Ave and State Circle Association Maryland Ave & State Circle Annapolis MD Free  Come out and shop along this historic shopping area in Annapolis and enjoy discounts, treats and more with a Made in Maryland theme. Visit our Business Specials website page for a listing of locations

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center  1101  Smithville St. Annapolis, MD 10am-1pm   $1 donation Celebrate Your Legacy – Genealogy Workshop co-hosted by the Banneker Douglas Museum.  Do you know who you are and where you come from?  Find out so you can tell your own story! 

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St. Annapolis, MD 21403  11am – 3pm.  Free  Did you know most oysters we eat are “Made in Maryland”? Learn how oysters go from creek to plate with hands on activities like exploring, shucking and dissecting!  Appropriate for kids and adults and includes a take home craft.  443-214-5872

City of Annapolis  Walk Eastport “A Scavenger Hunt for History”  Pick up maps for this self-guided tour at Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street. 11am-3pm Free  Explore the strong sense of history in this neighborhood first inhabited in the 1650s. The peninsula’s early maritime and industrial base has evolved into a collaborative maritime, commercial and residential community.  The two-mile walking loop is illustrated on a map that features descriptions of specific sites and word clues to engage the children.

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center  1101  Smithville St. Annapolis, MD 2pm   Donations Accepted  “JFK and LBJ – A Time for Greatness” This PBS documentary is a story of the 1965 Voting Rights Acts.  This is a Colonial Picture Production featuring Geraldine Whittington who was President Johnson’s secretary, Alma H. Wright Cropper, and Gladys Holt Peevy, all graduates of Wiley H. Bates High School, the only school in the county for African Americans at the time. 

Be sure to check out Maryland Day shopping discounts on our business special page.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017