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March 2013

Get Your History Explorers Guide

Get a free History Explorers Guide and consult with information specialists on planning your Maryland Day activities. Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24: free all day. Annapolis Visitors Center

Get Your History Explorers Guide

Get a free History Explorers Guide and consult with information specialists on planning your Maryland Day activities. Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24: free all day. Annapolis Visitors Center

Visit the Wild West

Hogshead has long been known as the Barracks, for that’s the purpose it served for 18th century frontiersmen, for whom the Wild West was practically next door. Visit to hear stories of how they lived from their impersonators and lay your hands and imaginations on their tools. Saturday, March 23, 10am-5pm; Sunday, March 24, noon-4pm: free. Historic Annapolis: Hogshead, 43 Pinkney St., Annapolis: 410-267-7619; www.annapolis.org

Visit the Wild West

Hogshead has long been known as the Barracks, for that’s the purpose it served for 18th century frontiersmen, for whom the Wild West was practically next door. Visit to hear stories of how they lived from their impersonators and lay your hands and imaginations on their tools. Saturday, March 23, 10am-5pm; Sunday, March 24, noon-4pm: free. Historic Annapolis: Hogshead, 43 Pinkney St., Annapolis: 410-267-7619; www.annapolis.org

Hear Period Music

Hear and waltz to the tunes popular in the early 19th century, including the early English gentlemen’s club song that gave music to Key’s famous words in The Star-Spangled Banner. The Weems Creek Jammers provide the music. The Revolutionary-era home’s dining room provides plenty of space for waltzing.

Get Crabby

Learn about blue crabs and SERC research on our state crustaceans; try your hand at crabbing. 1pm: free. Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, 647 Contees Wharf Rd., Edgewater: 443-482-2300; www.serc.si.edu

Tell Your Story Any Way You Can

Three women artists discuss issues surrounding African American and female identity. Their exhibited work in three media — newspaper/collage, found objects and paint on canvas — is inspiration to tell introspective stories through whatever materials come to hand. noon-4pm: free. Banneker-Douglass Museum, 84 Franklin St., Annapolis; 410-216-6180; ­www.bdmuseum.com


Expose Yourself to ArtFest

Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, located in the former Annapolis High School, shows all it has to offer for all ages with performances, demonstrations, hands-on projects and gallery events. noon-3pm: free. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, noon-3pm: free. 801 Chase St., Annapolis: 410-263-5544; www.mdhallarts.org

Explore History in West Annapolis

Children’s activities     Explore Maryland symbols in coloring and stories at Tara’s Gifts & Parties.     Colonial fashion show: Kids get in costume at noon at One Petticoat Lane.

Find Yourself on the Map in Maryland


In Wimsey Cove Maps and Art’s special collection of historic maps of the Four Rivers Heritage Area, Anne Arundel County and the state of Maryland, you can look for your house on a Sanborn map; find your farm on the Martinent of Hopkins 19th century map; and see Maryland as John Smith mapped it. 11am-3pm: free. Wimsey Cove Framing & Art, 3141 Solomons Island Rd., Edgewater: 410-956-7278; www.marylandframing.com