Maryland Day is being celebrated all weekend long this year, with an emphasis on walking tours and visits to a variety of museums through-out our county. The tradition of celebrating the founding of Maryland began in 1903 and the official day is March 26th, 1633/34. It became a state holiday in 1916 with an emphasis on education. To get you started, consider meeting up at 8:30 a.m at City Dock downtown by the Kunte Kinte statue for a free walking tour conducted by costumed guides provided by Watermark. Historic landmarks and homes will be the focus of this first tour of the day. If 8:30 sounds too early (I myself start walking earlier before 7:00) you might consider the 10:00 a.m. tour that is going to be led by local historian Janice Hayes-Williams meeting on the steps of the Asbury United Methodist Church, 87 West Street in Annapolis. The focus of the 10:00 a.m. tour will be African-American history. Visit the Maryland Day website for a complete listing of all the events sponsored by the Four Rivers Heritage area: Annapolis, London Town, and South County. Activities for the weekend at a variety of museums from the Chesapeake Children’s Museum and Baneker-Douglass Museum to the Galesville Heritage museum and Deale Area Historic Society at
Now if historic education events are not your bag, there are an abundance of good plays to see . Of particular note is Stick Fly, reviewed by yours truly on the What’s Up? website. It’s a fine play, well performed and produced.
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This sounds really interesting. The closes thing we have is Heritage Days, in September when many buildings are open to the public. It’s all free. The open buildings often include the court house, guild hall, non-conformist churches, etc.