Friday, March 25 is Maryland Day! Celebrate the diverse history and culture of the “Old Line State” with events taking place in the state capital, Annapolis, and all across Anne Arundel County. Five such events are highlighted below, all free or for only $1, to enjoy with your family and friends. Learn about Maryland’s rich history, join an arts and crafts demonstration or participate in a themed scavenger hunt to celebrate Maryland Day!
Anne Arundel County Public Library
From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 26, Anne Arundel’s Public Library is hosting a free Maryland Day event complete with colonial day activities, arts and crafts and games. There will be indoor and outdoor activities for everyone. One of the highlights of the day’s celebrations will be creating your own colonial-era toys like a cornhusk doll or a “bob-a-link.”
1410 West Street Annapolis, Md. 21401 410-222-1750 aacpl.net
Chesapeake Children’s Museum
On Saturday, March 26 and Sunday, March 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Chesapeake Children’s Museum will be running special admission pricing of just $1. This newly reopened museum features a child-size stage with costumes, a pretend medical office and a Culture Carrier center exhibiting artifacts and images from Latin America. There will also be live animals to interact with and loads of outdoor trails to explore.
25 Silopanna Road Annapolis, Md. 21403 410-990-1993 theccm.org
Galesville Community Center
On Sunday, March 27, 1-4 p.m., the Galesville Community Center is hosting an African American Genealogy Workshop with historian Lyndra Marshall. Participants will learn the basics of genealogy, including best practices for conducting research through vital records, court records and other primary and secondary sources. Celebrate Maryland Day by learning how to trace your family’s lineage.
916 West Benning Road Galesville, Md. 20765 410-703-0610 historicgalesville.org
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts
Come by Maryland Hall on Sunday, March 27, 1-4 p.m., for a day of creativity. Children of all ages are welcome to join in art and dance demonstrations, live entertainment, hands-on activities and children’s crafts stations. Celebrate Maryland Day by tapping into your creative side.
801 Chase Street Annapolis Md. 21401 410-263-5544 marylandhall.org
Annapolis Maritime Museum
On Friday, March 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., learn about the importance of the local oyster population to Maryland’s maritime history and the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Special $1 admission to the museum includes hands-on activities like an oyster shell craft event and building small boats to take home.
723 Second Street Annapolis Md. 21401 410-295-0104 amaritime.org