Friday Maryland Day Events

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Friday April 6th Events for Maryland Day Celebration 2018!

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VAAAC Visitors Center, 26 West Street and City Dock Annapolis, MD 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. 410-280-044

Maryland State House  State Circle, Annapolis  9 am to 5 pm  Free

Maryland is home to the oldest state capitol in continuous legislative use and is the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capitol. Colonial Maryland’s capital was moved from St. Mary’s City to Annapolis in 1695. Following the American Revolution, the building served as the meeting place for the Continental Congress. A grand marble staircase was added as part of an annex 1902-1906 and leads up to the second level to the present day offices of the governor and lieutenant governor. Historical portraits and other paintings by Charles Willson Peale and other artists adorn the building. The General Assembly will be in session on Saturday. The general public is allowed in the chambers to view the proceedings, space permitting.

Edgewater Library 25 Stepney Lane, Edgewater   Free

9:30am Babies at Play: Make new friends to play with in Edgewater, Maryland! Babies from birth to 18 months (with caring adult) may enjoy books, music, and a variety of developmentally appropriate toys during this hour of unstructured social time in our meeting room.

10am Paws for Reading: Make a new furry friend from Caring Canines as you read aloud.  Please register by calling 410-222-1538.

Banneker Douglass Museum   84 Franklin Street, Annapolis  10am to 4pm Free

Permanent exhibit: Deep Roots, Rising Waters: A Celebration of African Americans in Maryland. Learn how African Americans throughout Maryland from 1633 through the present day made lasting changes for all Americans.

New exhibit: Bent But Not Broken: An Artistic Celebration of the Spirit and Legacy of Frederick Douglass. Maryland artist Ulysses Marshall captures the spirit of Frederick Douglas through his highly expressive mixed media compositions. Colorful and poetic collages are delivered with blunt sincerity. Marshall’s work talks of the glory, pain, and hope in the life of Douglass and in the African-American experience.

Maryland Hall  801 Chase Street Annapolis MD 10am-5pm   FREE (plus Free parking)

Enjoy Maryland Hall’s first all-video exhibition Glistening:  Nature Mirrored in Video Art

Glimmers in the vastness of outer space, tide side shadows, sun drenched forests at dawn, and shifts prompted by seasonal cycles are among the inspirations for this selection of new media artworks from the collection of Tom and Kitty Stoner.

Explore how artists from around the world bring the glories of the great outdoors inside at installations in and around Maryland Hall galleries. 

Exhibition Curator Kelly Gordon reports, “The diversity of the Stoner Collection provides a lively primer for anyone curious about this flourishing dimension of recent art.”

This exhibit is in the Martino and Chaney Galleries (2nd Floor) and Room 308 

Historic London Town & Gardens 839 Londontown Rd. Edgewater, MD 10am-4:30pm  $1 Admission and free for members

Saturday and Sunday, you can visit Historic London Town and Gardens to try making rope, watch musketry demonstrations, smell fresh hearth cooking in a colonial style, buy handmade furniture from a master carpenter, and explore our beautiful decorative gardens.

Deale Library  5940 Churchton-Deale Road, Deale  10 am

Finger Painting for preschoolers. Encourage your child’s artistic side through a process-focused finger painting experience. 

Annapolis Maritime Museum 723 Second St. Annapolis, MD 21403  11am – 3pm  Free

Did you know most oysters we eat are “Made in Maryland”? If you want, join us on our docks and prepare to get wet and muddy as you discover oysters and learn and touch Chesapeake critters. Free admission, appropriate for kids and adults.


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

Click dates below to see other Maryland Day Event Listings:

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Sunday, April 8, 2018