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To Collect and Preserve -YOW Event!

Event Date:  March 14, 2020 - 11:00am To complement the "Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote" popup exhibit, this mini-seminar will feature presentations covering the history of the American Women’s Suffrage crusade, the use of objects during the Movement, the research and collecting of memorabilia, and the concerns of preserving such artifacts. Guest speakers will be Corinne Porter, Kenneth Florey, and Montpelier’s collections manager Joseph Sherren. Corinne Porter is the curator of Rightfully Hers and several special exhibits and permanent installations for the National Archives. Location Montpelier Mansion 9650 Muirkirk Rd Laurel, MD 20708 United States See map: Google Maps

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote—YOW Event!

Event Date:  Repeats every week until Mon Aug 31 2020 except Wed Mar 04 2020, Wed Mar 11 2020, Wed Mar 18 2020, Wed Mar 25 2020, Wed Apr 01 2020, Wed Apr 08 2020, Sun Apr 12 2020, Wed Apr 15 2020, Wed Apr 22 2020, Wed Apr 29 2020, Wed May 06 2020, Wed May 13 2020, Wed May 20 2020, Mon May 25 2020, Wed May 27 2020, Wed Jun 03 2020, Wed Jun 10 2020, Wed Jun 17 2020, Wed Jun 24 2020, Wed Jul 01 2020, Sat Jul 04 2020, Wed Jul 08 2020, Wed Jul 15 2020, Wed Jul 22 2020, Wed Jul 29 2020, Wed Aug 05 2020, Wed Aug 12 2020, Wed Aug 19 2020, Wed Aug 26 2020. March 1, 2020 - 11:00am - August 31, 2020 - 3:00pm "Rightfully Hers," a new pop-up exhibition from the National Archives, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. The exhibit contains simple messages exploring the history of the 19th amendment ratification, women’s voting rights prior to and after the ratification, and its impact today. Despite decades of marches, petitions, and public debate to enshrine a woman’s right to vote into the constitution, the 19th Amendment – while an enormous milestone – did not grant voting rights for all. Location Montpelier Mansion 9650 Muirkirk Rd Laurel, MD 20708 United States See map: Google Maps

Space Travel: Apollo and Beyond

Event Date:  November 17, 2019 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm Continue the celebration of the 50th anniversary of first lunar landing with a lecture and panel discussion. Dr. Valerie Neal, Curator Emerita for the National Air and Space Museum, will present a brief history of the Apollo program. Following the lecture, several experts, all Naval Academy graduates, will join Dr. Neal for an inspirational discussion. Former astronauts Dr. Kenneth Reightler and Captain Robert L. Curbeam, Jr., and current astronaut candidate U.S. Location Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts 801 Chase Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

More than a Doormat: The Art of Floorcloths

Event Date:  August 28, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Floorcloths were more than just doormats in 18th century homes. Water resistant, durable, and protective, it is likely that inside every home, from working class to gentry, you could find a painted floorcloth. Artist Jennifer Higgins presents the history of floorcloths and the techniques to make them. After the lecture, try your hand at making your own floorcloth-inspired bookmark out of sailcloth. Supplies and instruction included; all painting skill levels welcome! Reservations required. Location William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

James Brice House Hard Hat Tour

Event Date:  August 10, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Grab a hard hat, step through the scaffolding, and discover preservation in progress at the James Brice House. Take a first-hand look at new and unexpected findings on this behind-the-scenes tour. View artifacts uncovered during the restoration process and learn about the latest archaeological and architectural investigations. Reservations required. Cost: $18 General Admission Register here: https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=38d472ae-fd... Location Tour begins at the William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Archaeology at the James Brice House

Event Date:  July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Since January, 2018, the Lost Towns Project, Inc. has been conducting archaeological digs around and in the 250 year-old James Brice House, helping the restoration team answer questions about the construction, and who may have lived in, worked on, or visited this House over its lifetime. Amelia Chisholm, Archaeological Laboratory Manager for the Lost Towns Project, will share some of the fascinating discoveries they’ve made right here at the Brice House! Learn more about the objects found under the basement floor, in the back yard, and under the front steps. Location William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps