Sunday March 26 Maryland Day Weekend Celebration Events 2017!
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Anne Arundel County Farmers Market 275 Truman Parkway Annapolis 10am to 1pm Free The only Maryland producers market in Anne Arundel County. Come see the products that local farmers and producers grow, make or produce. We have everything from fruit, veggies, meats, cheese, eggs, plants, soap, honey, flowers, baked goods, jams, jelly, herbs, furniture, ready made food, milk, yogurt, butter and more. All made in Maryland. You will meet the actual farmers and producers here at the market. Our own Chef Helen will be doing cooking demonstrations too.
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
Chesapeake Children’s Museum 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis 10am-4pm, $1 Admission Play all day in the museum and attend a Maker workshop from 2pm-4pm. Try your hand at creating and inventing! Use your imagination to turn bits and pieces into something new. Recommended for ages four through ten-years-old with accompanying adults. 410-990-1993
HERE. a pop-up shop, Made in Maryland pop-up 50 State Circle Annapolis, MD 10am-4pm Free Please come see Chloe from & ‘Sweet Mint Handmade Goods’. She will be on site from 11am-1pm for some hand-stamping! She will be stamping custom phrases onto her vintage silverplate spoons, forks, and spreaders. Each letter is hand stamped and each product is one-of- a-kind! Stamping is free (items cost $14-15/piece.) 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 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
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.
Naval Academy Museum Preble Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. 11am-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
Charles Carroll House of Annapolis 107 Duke of Gloucester St. Annapolis Noon-4pm Free The Charles Carroll House will be open from noon until 4:00 pm. There will be a display of artwork from the St. Mary’s Elementary School 4th graders. A scavenger hunt will encourage visitors to find their way through the Carroll House to discover how the Carroll’s made their fortune in Maryland. There is no charge but we do take donations.
GALESVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER ORGANIZATION 916 W Benning Rd Galesville, MD 1PM – 4PM Free In 2017, in fulfilling the theme “Made in Maryland’, the GCCO will unveil African American family histories of Galesville in the form of family trees during its “Family Tree Explosion: Discovering, Documenting, Preserving, Sharing and Celebrating Family Histories of Galesville.” These family trees will depict family names, relationships, origins, places of birth– especially those born in Maryland, occupations, home ownership, vital information, family ties, etc. Currently genealogy workshops are underway recounting family histories back as far as records will allow. Families have delved into their past histories, visiting and interviewing senior family members, searching for family records, photographs and heirlooms, and conducting research both at local repositories and online genealogy databases. Families are also taking updated portraits of multi-generations. Some families have conducted DNA Ancestry Testing to help find places of origin, ancestral homelands, determine ethnicity, and genetic relatives to expand their genealogy research which will also be unveiled on Maryland Day.
Library – Crofton 1681 Riedel Road Crofton, MD 1pm-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 1pm-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
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, 801 Chase St. Annapolis, MD 1pm – 4 pm Free Explore all that Maryland Hall has to offer at our annual “ArtFest” Open House. Enjoy an afternoon of fun and creativity for children and adults. ArtFest will feature Maryland Hall’s education programs through demonstrations, performances and activities that include children’s crafts and a community art project. Popcorn and ice cream will be provided by our sponsors. Pottery sale, face painting and so much more. An all ages event with all things “Made in Maryland.” Special guest Cartoonist, Steven Fischer will demonstrate, sell his books, and promote his workshop. Margaret Brent and the Indians with Mary Ann Jung will perform at 1pm
Watermark Tours Visit Annapolis Information Booth at City Dock Annapolis, MD 230pm Free Gone But Not Forgotten Tour led by Squire Richard Hillman. The preserved heritage of Annapolis is applauded and celebrated. Nevertheless, in 3½ centuries many changes have been wrought …. some good, some bad, and many over which disagreements still prevail. Explore the sites of some of these changes in the historic district and on the grounds of the Naval Academy. Enjoy reminiscences of bygone days and share some of your own! Current US Government Issued Photo ID required. 410-268-7601
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