Memorials in the State House and on the Grounds

Statuary

Thurgood Marshall Memorial

Memorials

Plaques

Thurgood Marshall
  • Artist: Ernest Keyser (1875-1959)
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Accession number: MSA SC 1545-0759
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Location: State House grounds, east side
  • Accession number: MSA SC 1545-0761
  • Major General Baron deKalb was a German baron who served in the Colonies during the Revolutionary War. He was mortally wounded at Camden, South Carolina in 1780. In 1817, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a Resolution (No. 74) to memorialize General deKalb, but the statute was not erected until 1886.
  • Baron DeKalb
    • Artist: Ephraim Keyser (1721-1780)
    • Medium: Bronze
    • Accession number: MSA SC 1545-0761
    • Major General Baron deKalb was a German baron who served in the Colonies during the Revolutionary War. He was mortally wounded at Camden, South Carolina in 1780. In 1817, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a Resolution (No. 74) to memorialize General deKalb, but the statute was not erected until 1886.
    POW/MIA Memorial "The Freedom Tree"
    • The Freedom Tree for POW/MIAs
    • This tree honors all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action soldiers. A flag is raised by the tree in their honor on appropriate days commemorating America's soldiers and veterans.
    St. Mary's City Cannon
    • St. Mary's City Cannon, State House grounds. This cannon was brought to Maryland from England by the first settlers in 1634 and mounted on the walls of the fort at old St. Mary's. It was recovered from the St. Mary's River in 1822 and presented to the State in 1840 by Rev. Joseph Carbery. The tablet was placed by the Peggy Stewart Tea Party Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution of Annapolis, Maryland, on Maryland Day, March 25, 1908
    Women Rights Movement
    • Women's Rights Movement 150th Anniversary
    USS Bell
    • USS Maryland Bell, State House grounds. The battleship USS Maryland was decommissioned in 1947 and its bell was presented to the state and installed on the State House grounds in 1960.
    Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.
    • Northern Red Oak, planted on January 12, 1984 in commemoration of Dr. King's birthday
    • Tree rededicated with new plaque on February 28, 2007
    • Plaque designed by Sharron Fletcher of Signcraft, Annapolis, Maryland
    Memorial Plaque Honoring Matthew Henson
    • In honor of Matthew Henson, African-American explorer who was the first man to reach the North Pole, on April 6, 1906, during the Arctic expedition of U.S. Navy Commander Robert Edwin Peary. Born in Charles County, Henson is recognized as a co-discoverer, with Peary, of the North Pole. This memorial was the first state-sponsored memorial to an African-American in Maryland, 1961.
    Maryland's First Eight Hundred Volunteers, US Navy 1917
    • In Honor of Maryland's First Eight Hundred Volunteers for Service in the United States Navy in 1917.
    The Lithuanian Society
    • Council of Lithuanian Societies of Baltimore
    The State House Building Commission
    • The State House Building Commission
    The State House Building Commission Commemorates the building of the Annex to the State House in 1902-1905. This Annex, designed by Baltimore architects Baldwin & Pennington, contains the new Senate and House of Delegates Chambers.
    Original Senate Chamber of Maryland
    • Original Senate Chamber of Maryland
    Commemorates the restoration work done in 1904-05, under the direction of John Appleton Wilson, to return the the Old Senate Chamber to what might have been its appearance when Washington resigned his commission as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army while Congress was meeting there from November 1783 - August 1784.
    The American's Creed

    The American's Creed

    I believe in the United States of America, as a government of the people, by the people, for the people; whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed; a democracy in a republic; a sovereign nation of many sovereign states; a perfect union one and inseparable; established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes.

    I therefore believe it is my duty to my country to love it, to support its constitution, to obey its laws, to respect its flag, and to defend it against all enemies.

    The American's Creed by William Tyler Page was adopted by an Act of Congress, April 6, 1918

    Erected Dec. 23, 1919. 136th Anniversary of Washington's Resignation as Commander in Chief. Emerson C. Harrington, Gov.

    Signers of the Declaration of Independence
    • In honor of Maryland's four Signers of the Declaration of Independence: William Paca, Thomas Stone, Samuel Chase, and Charles Carroll of Carrollton, on the 150th anniversary of that event, July 1926.
    Thomas Johnson
    • In honor of Thomas Johnson, Maryland's first elected governor. Erected by the Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, 1928.
    Restoration of Old State House
    • Restoration of Old State House. In 1948, extensive repairs and improvements were made to the State House, including the repairs to the Dome, plasterwork in the Rotunda, new elevators, and wiring, heating and plumbing work.
    "Maryland Remembers"
    • Plaque in honor of "her nearly 63,000 native sons who served in the union forces and the more than 22,000 in those of the confederacy in the war between the states." Maryland Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964.
    Renovation to Senate Chamber
    • Renovation to Senate Chamber. The work done in 1966 included new desks and chairs, provision of space for the press, removal of plaster molding on walls, removal and replacement of accoustical tiles, new carpet and repainting.
    National Historic Trust
    • National Historic Trust. The Maryland State House was designated a National Historic Landmark in December 1960. This plaque was placed on the State House grounds in 1963.
    Site of Methodist Church
    • Site of Methodist Church. The Old Methodist Meeting House on State Circle, built ca. 1788 on the former site of the old market house and used for a few years as a print shop, was torn down in 1817.
    Charles Carroll of Carrollton
    • Charles Carroll of Carrollton
  • Artist: Richard E. Brooks (1865-1919)
  • Title: Charles Carroll of Carrollton (1737-1832)
  • Date: 1905
  • Medium: Bronze
  • Location: Rostrum, Senate Chamber
  • Dimensions: Height, 25"
  • Accession number: MSA SC 1545-0758
  • John Hanson
    • John Hanson
    • Artist: Richard E. Brooks (1865-1919)
    • Title: John Hanson (1721-1783)
    • Date: 1905
    • Medium: Bronze
    • Location: Rostrum, Senate Chamber
    • Dimensions: Height, 25"
    • Accession number: MSA SC 1545-0757