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Maryland Day Events starting Sunday, March 26

Md Day 2 WChesapeake Children’s Museum
25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis
Sunday, 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

The Public Water Access Committee
4800 Atwell Rd Shady Side
Sunday, noon – 4pm
Admission: Free
Explore Discovery Village, site of the next county public boat ramp. Join the The Public Water Access Committee, Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, West/Rhode Riverkeeper and Southern Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce. Shady Side also has two public kayak launches, a public wharf and hiking trails. This event is free and open to the general public.

Captain Avery Museum
1418 East West Shady Side Road, Shady Side
Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Admission: Free
Grand opening celebration of the exhibit of nationally acclaimed work of Southern High School artists. Meet the artists and their instructor mentors. Also enjoy alt-acoustic music from SHS Tri-M virtuosos. This exhibit has become the de-facto ArtQuest sneak peek. Refreshments will be provided.

Galesville Community Center Organization
916 W Benning Road, Galesville
Sunday, 1–4pm
Admission: 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. 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.

Galesville Heritage Society and Museum
988 Main Street, Galesville
Sunday, 1pm-4pm
Learn free boat building on the West River. From Native American dugout canoes to Steward’s Shipyard in colonial times to 19th century log canoes and today’s modern techniques, the West River has been one of the centers of boat building in Maryland. Discover the heritage of boat building on the West River at the Galesville Heritage Museum.

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
801 Chase St. Annapolis
Sunday, 1pm-4 pm
Admission: Free
Explore all that Maryland Hall offers at its 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. 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 2pm.

Watermark Tours
Visit Annapolis Information Booth at City Dock Annapolis
Sunday, 2:30pm
Admission: Free
Gone But Not Forgotten Tour led by Squire Richard Hillman. The preserved heritage of Annapolis is applauded and celebrated. Nevertheless, in 3½ centuries there have been many changes — 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

Also find more details on the Maryland Day website.

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