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Maryland Day events starting Saturday, March 25

Maryland Day State Archives 5 WMaryland Day Flag-Raising Ceremony
Susan Campbell Park-City Dock, Annapolis.
Admission: Free
Four Rivers Heritage Area and partners present a spirit-lifting flag raising ceremony. Music by the Annapolis Drum and Bugle Corps and flag detail by the award-winning USNA League Cadets of the Training Ship Mercedes.

Our Legacy Tours
Susan Campbell Park-City Dock, Annapolis
Saturday, 10am
Directly following the 10am Flag Ceremony at City Dock, tour Annapolis on this award-winning walking tour that explores the history of captured Africans and indentured English and Irish to America.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Admission: $1
Play all day in the museum and attend a Maker Workshop from 2-4pm. Try your hand at creating and inventing. Use your imagination to turn bits and pieces into something new. Recommended for ages 4-10 with accompanying adults. 410-990-1993

43 Pinkney St. Annapolis
Admission: Free
Experience historic Annapolis working class life of the 18th-century at Hogshead. Hands-on activities will be offered.

James Brice House 
42 East St. Annapolis 
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Admission: $1
Experience life in Annapolis just as James Brice experienced it during the year 1767 and learn where this year’s theme, “Made in Maryland,” all began. Meet the women and men who worked in town and listen to all the latest gossip. Enjoy an exciting opportunity to visit the James Brice House. Hands-on activities will be available.

Maryland State House with Maryland State Archives
100 State Circle, Annapolis
Saturday, 10am-1pm
Admission: Free
Learn about some of the men and women who “Made Maryland” and the nation. Staff of the Maryland State Archives will be on hand to answer questions as you tour the oldest state capitol still in continuous legislative use. Enjoy the new exhibits, including the beautifully restored Old Senate Chamber and portraits of the four Lords Baltimore. Explore the significant historical events that happened underneath the dome of the only state house ever to have served as the nation’s capital.

William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Admission: $1
Experience life in Annapolis just as William Paca experienced it during the year 1767 and learn where this year’s theme, “Made in Maryland,” all began. Meet the women and men who worked in town and listen to all the latest gossip. Interact with living history interpreters at the William Paca House. Hands-on activities will be offered.

Brewer Hill Cemetery
802 West St. Annapolis
Saturday, 11am – 3pm
Admission: Free
Guided tours on the hour of the cemetery. Learn more about the occupants who are interred at the cemetery, including Founders, casualties of the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, and members of the African-American community. Learn more about research and preservation efforts. Descendants of those interred here are encouraged to bring photos, bible records and oral histories that will be part of a website memorializing those who are interred.

Charles Carroll House of Annapolis
107 Duke of Gloucester St. Annapolis
Saturday-Sunday, noon-4pm
Admission: Free
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 Carrolls made their fortune in Maryland. There is no charge but donations accepted.

Greenstreet Gardens
391 Bay Front Rd W, Lothian
Saturday, 11am
Admission: Free
Attend a seminar at Greenstreet Gardens to learn more about planting and growing Maryland native plants. Discuss the importance of continuing our heritage through plant life. Staff will be available on site for questions and advice all weekend. Visit Greenstreet Gardens website for more information and events. 410-867-9500

Maryland Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Park Place, Annapolis
Saturday, noon – 5pm
Admission: Free
A day celebrating music and food “Made in Maryland” at Stage One – the future site of a premier arts center. Bring the whole family to this free outdoor event featuring performances by the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis, Bumper Jacksons and more. Kids can climb on “Lil Nippers” model oyster boat from the Oyster Recovery Partnership, “tong for oysters” and learn about oyster restoration efforts in the Chesapeake Bay. The Azure at The Westin Annapolis serves up local cuisine at the event. Guests should bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music. Underground parking available on-site. 410-972-4769

Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis
Saturday, 1pm to 4:30pm
Admission: Free to $1
This special event in the garden premiers the Hammond-Harwood House Family Haversacks program. The haversacks include activities on Maryland- based artisans John Shaw, Charles Willson Peale, and William Buckland. At 2pm there will be a brief opening ceremony for the family program and garden signage donors and partners including the Four Rivers Heritage Area, Four Rivers Garden Club and Maryland Green. Mansion tours at 1pm and 3pm for $1. Space is limited call to reserve your space at 410-2063-4683 x 10. Children’s activities in the garden from 2:30-4:30pm are free.

Odenton Library
1325 Annapolis Road
Saturday, 1pm
Admission: Free
Join Katherine Kenny and Eleanore Randrup, authors of "Courageous Women of Maryland," for a look into the lives of the many notable woman from our state who left a mark on history. 410-222-6277

Wiley H. Bates Legacy Center
1101 Smithville St. Annapolis
Saturday, 2pm
Admission: Free
Enjoy “Getting to Know Wiley. H. Bates,” a 20-minute film, and a living history portrayal by David Sommerville. Donations are welcome.

Chesapeake Children’s Museum
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis
Saturday, 7pm-9pm
Admission: $1
"Harriet Tubman" will share memories of her childhood as a slave in Maryland and her amazing rescues with the Underground Railroad. Pre-registration is required. Recommended for ages 9 and up. 410-990-1993

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