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Nov 17 2017

Support your community by shopping local this holiday season! Below are some opportunities to patronize local businesses and buy from local farmers during the months of November and December. Downtown Annapolis Partnership will be supporting Small Business Saturday on November 25, 2017.  Small Business Saturday has become an annual event for our Annapolis business districts.  Traditionally held on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, the day is devoted to supporting your local independent retailer. Look for special events in each district to encourage you to Shop your favorite local small retailers. Downton Annapolis Partnership...

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Aug 04 2017

Bill the Goat, the Naval Academy’s iconic mascot, is now enshrined at a new exhibit in the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center at the Naval Academy. Bill the Goat has served as the official Naval Academy mascot since the 1890 inaugural Army-Navy football game. Since the original Bill’s debut, there have been at least 37 different live goat mascots, many of which have had the honor of wearing a game-day blanket laden with the N-Star, signifying a victory over Army. The unique history of the Bills and their admiration by midshipmen and Navy...

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Aug 02 2017

A Capital Beginning In 1694, The Maryland General Assembly voted to move the colony’s capital from St. Mary’s City to what was then called Anne Arundel Town. Thus was laid the foundations of Annapolis’ “golden age,” which lasted from the late 1750s to 1776. The Town Plan Governor France Nicholson created a new town plan in 1696, whose central concept of circles and squares were inspired by European urban design. The most prominent hills were reserved for buildings that represented state and church, the two pillars of colonial society – Maryland State House...

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Jul 27 2017

1. Historic London Town and Gardens 839 Londontown Rd, Edgewater, (410) 222-1919 Discover the once “lost town” of London Town, a National Historic Landmark with reconstructed colonial buildings. Bring your family (and dogs) to also enjoy scenic river views, 10 acres of woodland and ornamental gardens and a Sound and Sensory Garden for kids. Leashed dogs are welcome in the gardens, but they must be under their owner's control at all times. If you’re looking for more dog friendly fun, July 30 is “Dog Night” at London Town. Enjoy a concert from 5:00...

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Jul 20 2017

Did you miss our recent Pop-Up Heritage event at the Naval Academy Visitor Center on Charles Zimmerman? Well you still have a chance to learn about the man once referred to as "one of the most popular and best known citizens of Annapolis“(The Evening Capital, 1908) In celebration of Charles Zimmerman, the Naval Academy Visitor Center and United States Naval Academy Band will join forces to present three Friday events this summer, July 21 and 28 and August 18. The Visitor Center will offer a special one hour, 30 minute, Zimmerman Legacy Tour that will...

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Jul 11 2017

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Historical Park has officially been open to the public for four months and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture has already welcomed one million visitors since opening in September of 2016! Interest in our country's African American legacy is greater than ever, and once you’ve been to Cambridge or Washington, DC there’s still more to see and learn! If you’re looking for local stories and experiences, make sure to check out some of the heritage sites that feature our African American stories...

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