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2012 Continental Congress Festival

Nov 26, 2012 10:05PM ● By Anonymous
The three-day event, presented by the Annapolis Continental Congress Society, features the Treaty of Paris Proclamation—which has returned to Annapolis to offer Festival visitors a rare, historic opportunity to see the document in person. 

Throughout the exhibit historic documents are on display, including a rare 1775 pre-ratification printing of the Articles of Confederation; documents associated with Maryland’s signers of the Declaration of Independence Charles Carroll, Samuel Chase, Thomas Stone, and William Paca; letters written by George Washington; and other unique Revolutionary War and Founding manuscripts. At the heart of the Festival, the Treaty of Paris Proclamation is back in Maryland for the first time since 1784. A series of lecturers, short films, and activities for children and pre-teens are always scheduled.