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Upcoming Events

Be sure to check out these great upcoming events sponsored by the Maryland State Archives in the next thirty days. Want a sneak peek at our popular lunch and learn events scheduled for the rest of the year? View all upcoming Lunch and Learn Events

150th Anniversary of Government House - Public Open House

Date and Time:

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 12:00pm to 3:00pm


Government House, State Circle, Annapolis, MD 21401

Historic Photo of Government House surrounded by a recent photo of the front gardens

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Government House, the official home of Maryland's governors and their families. To celebrate, Governor and Mrs. Hogan will welcome the public to an open house on Saturday, May 12, from 12:00 to 3:00. Guests will have the opportunity to tour the state rooms, as well as the garden, and there will be refreshments and entertainment on the front lawn. To commemorate this historic anniversary, the Maryland State Archives is publishing the first comprehensive history of the governor's mansion which will be available to the public for purchase at the event and from the Archives. Please join us for this wonderful anniversary celebration.

Please bring valid photo ID for security purposes.

Free Lecture - “Best Endeavour” – Mining for Answers in a Forgotten Town by Grace Fielder and Bob Richardson

Date and Time:

Wednesday, May 16, 12:00pm


Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives

Attend a free lecture

Bush, Maryland in Harford County is all that it says on modern maps, but there is so much more to Bush than can be seen by today’s passing motorist. A chance find in 2016 has led to further archival research reaching back to the 1600s, including interesting finds on residents, ocean going vessels, and cannons. Join us to hear the fascinating stories uncovered about Thomas Lytfoote and Thomas Thurston, known associates in the Bush Region. One was a Catholic and one was called the “Fighting” Quaker. Exploring the collections at the archives has led to more questions, and to exciting twists and turns involving the understanding of early religion in the area. Come share the local history and explore the " Little Stone House of Best Endeavour" with Bob Richardson and Grace Fielder, amateur sleuths and natives of Harford County.

All are welcome! Please plan to attend! Feel free to bring both your lunch and any questions you may have!

Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP to this free event at or 410-260-6443.

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.

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