Historic Annapolis News - August 29, 2014

Clubs and Organizations

September 2, 2014

From: Historic Annapolis

Friday, September 5, 2014

Francis Scott Key Lecture & Book Signing

Two hundred years ago, Francis Scott Key witnessed the British bombardment of Fort McHenry and wrote the words to the song that is now our national anthem.  In his new biography What So Proudly We Hailed, author Marc Leepson reveals Key as a man of his time, full of contradictions, in a young nation struggling to define and prove itself.  

7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Reservations Required

$10 General Admission

$8 Historic Annapolis Members and Volunteers

Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, 99 Main Street

To make your reservation CLICK HERE or call 410-267-7619.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Great Issues Forum

"Vices of Our Political System: In Madison's Time and Ours"

How do you create a national government that maintains an appropriate balance, both among its three branches and in its relationship with the states?  Did the

framers of the U.S. Constitution get it right?  Or did they just cover up problems that can not be solved? Explore these questions during a unique seminar, lunch, lecture and discussion.  

The seminars, led by St. John's tutors, will use readings from James Madison's essays in The Federalist to discuss if our framers got this delicate balance right.

The afternoon lecture, entitled James Madison's "Ticklish Experiment," will feature noted constitutional historian, Pulitzer-Prize winning author, and the William Robertson Coe Professor of History and American Studies at Stanford University, Jack N. Rakove.  

For more information and to make your reservation CLICK HERE or contact Alice Chambers at alice.chambers@sjc.edu or 410-295-5544.

10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

$75 General Admission (includes Buffet Luncheon)

Advance reservations required by August 30

St. John's College

Sponsored by: Board of the Friends of St. John's College

Wednesday, September 17


September 6, 1864 Maryland's 3rd Constitutional Convention concluded in Annapolis. The vote for this 3rd Constitution was soon to be voted on by the citizens of Maryland, abolishing slavery, ending indentured servitude, establishing a public education system, and changing the face of Maryland forever.

Join Historic Annapolis and Annapolis 1864 (City of Annapolis Commission on Maryland's 3rd Constitution and the Abolishment of Slavery)  in the William Paca Garden as we eavesdrop in on the conversations of Unionists, Confederates, Slaves, Servants, Soldiers, and everyday citizens who have deep concerns over the Abolishment of Slavery in Maryland during the American Civil War.  Drinks and hors d'oeuvres are included in the price and will be provided some of the area finest caterers.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

$50 per person

Advance reservations requested
To make your reservation CLICK HERE or call 410-267-7619

Blazers . Bourbon . Cigars

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Enjoy an action-packed night of Bourbon tastings, cigars, wonderful food, and networking with the Who's Who of Annapolis gentlemen.  Gentlemen well-versed in the arts of drawing flavors out of a glass of bourbon and those just wanting to learn more will enjoy this unique evening featuring more than a dozen different varieties of bourbon.

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

General Admission: $50

VIP Admission: $150

VIP's enjoy early admission at 5:00 p.m. for a private Bourbon tasting hosted by a Master Makers Mark  Specialist, John Vicker-Smith II, who will describe trends in Bourbon.  Each VIP member will enjoy all you can taste bourbon with a special memento to take home, a Maker's Mark Cigar and other Blazer. Bourbon. Cigar surprises.

To make your reservation:

For VIP Tickets ($150): CLICK HERE or call 410-267-7619

For General Admission Tickets ($50): CLICK HERE or call 410-267-7619

Historic Annapolis Preservation Awards and Annual Meeting

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Learn about the accomplishments of the past year and Historic Annapolis's plans for the future.  Winners of the Preservation Awards, honoring superlative work in the areas of restoration, rehabilitation, and reuse of historic properties, and individuals performing extraordinary service in the field of historic preservation, will be announced.

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

The Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle

Free Admission; CLICK HERE to make your reservation

Historic Annapolis issues Request for Proposals for Historic Annapolis Website Redesign and Mobile App

In a highly competitive grant round, the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority approved 60 grants to organizations around the state.  Historic Annapolis is pleased to announce that we are the recipient of one of these grants to redesign our website and develop a walking tour application for mobile devices that will provide easily accessible information about visiting historic sites in Annapolis.
Historic Annapolis is now accepting applications for this redesign and development of the website, www.annapolis.org, and a mobile walking tour application. To view the full request for proposals CLICK HERE.
Proposals should be submitted to Carrie Kiewitt, Senior Vice President of Advancement by close of business Monday, September 8, 2014 via email carrie.kiewitt@annapolis.org, in person, or by mail to: 18 Pinkney Street, Annapolis, MD  21401