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February 1, 2013

From: Historic Annapolis

Lafayette Returns to Annapolis

Join Historic Annapolis for a weekend with the Frenchman who helped America win the Revolutionary War.  Attend one event or all three!
Friday, February 8

An Evening with the Marquis de Lafayette

Join the Marquis de Lafayette for an intimate and exclusive  three course colonial meal. Savor his favorite foods and share in his storytelling about his travels and experiences.  Don't miss this opportunity to be transported back in time to feel, hear and taste what it would be like to spend an evening with the famous Frenchman.

The Maryland Inn
16 Church Circle

VIP Reception & Dinner
$225 per person
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Dinner Only
$150 per person
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Saturday, February 9

First-person Workshop with the Marquis de Lafayette

Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the craft of living history interpretation.  This collaborative workshop targets novice and veteran interpreters alike.  Fundamentals including voice, posture, manner and much more will be addressed.  The workshop will incorporate role play and a question and answer session with Mark Schneider, who portrays the Marquis de Lafayette, and has been performing as a historical interpreter for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation since 1997. 

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Key Auditorium, St. John's College

$75 general admission includes lunch and ticket to the afternoon Conversation with the Marquis de Lafayette

Saturday, February 9

A Conversation with the Marquis de Lafayette

Join extraordinary interpreter and historian, Mark Schneider, for his amazing first person performance as the Marquis de Lafayette. Lafayette will share his thoughts on the American Revolution, his extraordinary friendship with George Washington, and his triumphant return to Annapolis.

4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

Key Auditorium, St. John's College

$20 general admission
$15 for Historic Annapolis members and volunteers
$10 children under 17 and students (with valid school id)

Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake

Open February 23, 2013 - March 2, 2014

Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake is a story of resistance to servitude and slavery in the Chesapeake region.  The exhibit begins in the 1720s, during the colonial period, and ends in the 1860s amidst the nation's Civil War.  You will meet people who were treated as property, and discover how they resisted that condition and asserted some degree of control over their lives and circumstances.
Video, historic artifacts, actual runaway advertisements dating from 1728-1864, hands-on activities, mannequins and reproduction clothing will all help to tell the story of real people who struggled for freedom.

Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main Street

Monday-Saturday-10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday- 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.