February 19, 2019
Black History Month Events at Banneker-Douglass Museum
All month long the Banneker-Douglass Museum will be highlighting the accomplishments of Maryland's Black leadership from across various fields of interest. Make sure you visit their Facebook and Instagram accounts each day as they feature prominent educators, legislators, entertainers, and their accomplishments.

Follow "#BDMuseum" to keep up with all of the great happenings at the museum.

Come visit the Frederick Douglass Reading Room, as well as the permanent exhibit, which chronicles African American history in Maryland from 1633 through present day. Click here   for more information or to schedule your tour.
African American Experience Tour at the Hammond-Harwood House, Thursday!
Thursday, February 21
12:00 pm
Hammond-Harwood House
19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis

Join Hammond-Harwood House curator, Rachel Lovett, for an African American Experience Tour at the Hammond-Harwood House. The African American Experience Tour will cover the stories of men and women, both enslaved and free, who built, maintained, and lived in Hammond-Harwood House.

A focus will be three enslaved women — Mary, Matilda, and Juliet — who worked at the house in the early to mid-19th century.
Other topics include how petitions for freeing certain enslaved men and women were handled, the aims of the American Colonization Society, and the successes and setbacks of one early African-American artist.

Free, thanks to the Trustees of the Hammond-Harwood House Museum.
For reservations, please call 410-263-4683×10 or email Find more information here .
Winter Lecture: Maritime Annapolis: A History of Watermen, Sails & Midshipmen
Thursday, February 21
7:00 pm
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street, Annapolis

Winter Lecture: Rosemary Williams

Rosemary’s talk will paint a vivid image of Annapolis with tales of violent skirmishes between outlaw oyster poachers, the crabbing rage of the twentieth century, the slight-of-hand trick by the Secretary of Navy that brought the US Naval Academy to Annapolis, and the city’s Golden Age of Sailing. Stunning vintage images that chronicle Annapolis’ history and reveal its residents’ deep connection to the ever-shifting waters will complete her presentation. Learn more here .

The 2019 Winter Lecture Series at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from January 10 to February 28. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. Admission is $10 per person for non-members.
Historic London Town Winter Lecture Series: The African American Experience
Saturday, February 23
10:00 am
Historic London Town House and Gardens
839 Londontown Road, Edgewater

Each Saturday in February, learn from a noted scholar about the African American experience in the Chesapeake region.

Janice Hayes-Williams is an expert on African American history in the Annapolis area, and is currently with the Office of the County Executive in Constituent Services & Community Engagement.​$12 for adults, $10 for seniors. Free for members. Learn more here .
Special Demonstration! "Dressing 18th Century" Presentation
Saturday, February 23 12:30-3:30 pm
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis

Kimberly Walters, Kerry McClure, Nicole Foronda, and Jane Pease, HA volunteers and members of the Annapolis Living Historians, will present men’s and women’s clothing styles with a special emphasis on the time when Mary Chew Paca, William Paca’s first wife, lived in the Paca House. They will give a demonstration of how to dress for the lower, middling, and gentry classes of society, showing differences between the classes. Learn more here.

Cost: Free for HA Docents and Docents-in-Training; $5 HA Members and Volunteers; $15 General Admission
Next Week! Inspiring Stories of African American Women in Anne Arundel County
Wednesday, February 27
6:30 pm
Broadneck Library
1275 Green Holly Dr.

Anne Arundel County Public Library and Chesapeake Children’s Museum would like to invite you to the program “Inspiring Stories of African American Women in Anne Arundel County”.

This panel will showcase four accomplished African American women who enhance the quality of life in our community and inspire many with accounts of their journeys. A reception will follow the event. This program is part of the African American History Month Celebration. Learn more here.
Leadership in History Awards Nominations Due Soon!
The American Association for State and Local History wants to know about the amazing projects, programs, and people promoting the relevance of history in your community.

For over seventy years, AASLH has given Leadership in History Awards to establish and encourage standards of excellence in the collection, preservation, and interpretation of state and local history in order to make the past more meaningful to all people.

They offer awards for many different types of projects, including publications, exhibits, public programming, and more. Award winners come from all over the country, from organizations of all
kinds, sizes, and budgets.

The deadline to submit nominations for the Leadership in History Awards is March 1. Learn more here.
Anne Arundel County Public Library: Funding Information Network Presents Introduction to Finding Grants
Wednesday, February 27
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Severna Park Community Library
45 W. McKinsey Road, Severna Park

Need grants for your nonprofit organization, but aren't sure where to start?

Discover what funders are looking for in nonprofits seeking grants. In addition, learn how to search for grants for your nonprofit by using the Anne Arundel County public Library's Funding Information Network resources to help with your search.

Register by visiting the online form , calling 410-222-1538 or by emailing .

This is a FREE event!
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