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2018 Lunch and Learn Free Lectures

Save the date! You won't want to miss any of our dynamic speakers and the opportunity to learn about Maryland's past at our popular lunchtime series. All events start at 12 Noon. Check our upcoming events page as we get closer to each event listed below for more details about each free event. Remember to contact Emily Oland Squires by phone or email to RSVP for this free series at or 410-260-6443.

As a note, we ask you to bring your own bag lunch and a photo ID for entry into the Archives. We look forward to seeing you soon!


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April 11

Brothers in Arms: The Revolutionary Service of James and Edmund Brice by Glenn Campbell, Senior Historian at Historic Annapolis


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May 16

“Best Endeavour” – Mining for Answers in a Forgotten Town by Grace Fielder


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June 20

150th Anniversary of the Oyster Navy: the history of the Natural Resources Police which began in 1868 as the State Oyster Police Force By Lt. Greg Bartles
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July 11

The Church of England and Tobacco Economy in Colonial Maryland by Franklin A. Robinson, Jr., Archivist at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History


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August 29

The Maryland 400, First Responders in the Revolution by Owen Lourie, Maryland State Archives


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September 12

The 150th Anniversary of Government House by Elaine Rice Bachmann and Mimi Calver, Maryland State Archives

September 19

Free Documentary Film Screening, Bates Teachers: Center of Educational Excellence by Kunta Kinte-Alex Haley Foundation, Inc.



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October 17

Remembering Baltimore: The World of Anna Murray and Frederick Douglass by Dr. Edward Papenfuse, Retired State Archivist of Maryland


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November 7

Disaster Response in Puerto Rico by Conservation Professionals of the National Archives by Vicki Lee, National Archives and Records Administration


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December 12

Keeping History Above Water Update by Anastasia Poulos, Anne Arundel County's Cultural Resources Division

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