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Unveiling of Tench Tilghman's Swords in the Old Senate Chamber, Washington's
Birthday Celebration, February 16, 1998
On February 16, in the Old Senate Chamber of the State House, two swords
belonging to George Washington's aide-de-camp during the Revolutionary
War, Col. Tench Tilghman, were unveiled for public display.
Dedication ceremony for the portrait of Chief Judge Robert C. Murphy (Ret.)
On October 9, 1997, the portrait of Judge Robert C. Murphy, who retired
in October 1996 as Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, was dedicated
in the Court of Appeals Courtroom in the Robert C. Murphy Courts of Appeal
Building in Annapolis. The State Archivist presented a replica of the plaque
that will be installed in the lobby of the building in honor of Judge Murphy's
distinguished career of service to the state.
the presentation of the 1997 Maryland Colonial Society's annual Essay Prize.
Maryland Day, March 25, 1997
to the Special Joint Session of the Maryland General Assembly commemorating
the 25th anniversary of the Women's Caucus
C-SPAN Program on the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
On October 25, 1996, Dr. Papenfuse took part in a C-SPAN program about
the 10th amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the role of Daniel Carroll
in its formulation. The one-hour program, which was broadcast live from
the Old Senate Chamber of the Maryland State House, was part of C-SPAN's
morming program, Washington Journal. Dr. Papenfuse discussed the
history of the 10th amendment, the "States' Rights" amendment, and its
relevance to today. He also answered questions from the moderator, Brian
Lamb, and took calls from viewers all over the country.
the Maryland Colonial Society's annual awards ceremony for the Colonial
Essay Contest, Maryland Day, March 25, 1996
to the Women's Hall of Fame of the Maryland Commission on Women, March
On March 12, Mary Digges Lee was inducted into the Women's Hall of
Fame. She was nominated for the honor by Dr. Papenfuse, and the nomination
was seconded by Frances Hughes Glendening. The nomination was the result
of research done on the First Ladies and Official Hostesses of Maryland
at the Archives, a project that was initiated at the suggestion of Mrs.
Glendening. Dr. Papenfuse accepted the award for Mrs. Lee, who was the
wife of Thomas Sim Lee, Governor of Maryland during the Revolutionary War.
Mrs. Lee's efforts to raise funds and gather clothing for the troops and
her correspondence with General Washington were discovered by Archival
Intern Emily Oland in the course of her research.
at opening of exhibit of portraits of Maryland's First Ladies and Official
Hostesses in Government House, March 29, 1995
On March 29, Maryland's First Lady, Frances Hughes Glendening, unveiled
an exhibit of the 13 portraits of Maryland's First Ladies and Official
Hostesses which are in the state's collection.
to the Maryland House of Delegates. Thomas Kennedy Award Ceremony, March
On March 22, the Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates awarded
the first Thomas Kennedy Award to State Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein.
The award is named after a member of the Maryland House of Delegates who,
in 1826, got the House of Delegates to pass a bill giving Jews the right
to hold public office in Maryland.
Speech to Special Joint Session of the Maryland General Assembly, February
On February 28, 1995, the Maryland General Assembly held a special
Joint Session to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the first meeting
of the General Assembly in the state's new capital, Annapolis, in 1695.
Dr. Papenfuse's speech was called Doing Good to Posterity: The Move
of the Capital of Maryland From St. Mary's City to Ann Arundell Towne,
Now Called Annapolis and was based on a pamphlet of the same name.
Part of the series of Studies in Local History, the pamphlet was
published to coincide with the Special Joint Session. The pamphlet and
others in the series are available for $7 each from the Archives.
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