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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.

Lunch and Learn - Overlooked Stories from the Archives

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 12, 2020. 12:00pm


Dr. Edward Papenfuse, Former State Archivist of Maryland


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


Please contact to reserve your seat

What do the first fugitive returned under the infamous 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the daughter of an English convict destined for Annapolis have in Common? Focusing on the lives of two under appreciated Maryland residents, one of 19th Century Baltimore and the other of 18th Century Annapolis, former State Archivist Ed Papenfuse will lead the lunch and learn audience on his journey through local and British archives in search of their stories.

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.

Save the Date - Open House at the Maryland State House Celebrating New Statues

Date and Time:

Saturday, February 15, 2020. 10:00am - 3:00pm


Maryland State House, Annapolis, MD 21401

Image of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass

The Maryland State Archives is hosting a full day of public programs in the rotunda of the Maryland State House on Saturday, February 15, 2020, in celebration of the installation of the statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass in the Old House of Delegates Chamber. The statues will be dedicated earlier in the week, and Saturday February 15th will be the first weekend that the statues are accessible to the public.

The Archives will host an open house of programs from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Maryland State House, including musical performances, children's activities, photo opportunities, and light refreshments, as well as lectures and scholarly presentations. The presenters include Millicent Sparks (a "living history" interpreter of Harriet Tubman); Ken Morris, Jr. (great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass); Dr. Celeste-Marie Bernier (Douglass scholar) and Dr. Kate Clifford Larson (Tubman scholar); as well as a concluding panel discussion with the presenters moderated by Chris Haley, director of the Archives' Legacy of Slavery in Maryland program.

Also, the National Parks Service will provide a variety of junior ranger and family friendly hands-on activities, and there will be a live gospel music performance for all to enjoy. For additional information, please contact Elaine Rice Bachmann at 410-260-6445.

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