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Maryland Day Weekend

Mar 20, 2014 12:02PM ● By Cate Reynolds
By Jake Russell // Photos by Carol Benson

Few, if any, people around the country take more pride in their state and its flag than Marylanders. The red, white, black and gold that emblazon the Calvert and Crossland family arms symbolize a historic tradition throughout the seventh state of the union.

Image titleMaryland Day 2014 will be celebrated throughout Annapolis and southern Anne Arundel County this weekend from Friday, March 21st until Sunday, March 23rd. The weekend commemorates March 25th, 1634, the day English settlers first set foot on Maryland soil in St. Clements Island, which is now St. Mary’s County. This weekend reexamines the state’s storied past beginning with its foundation.

Tours of the Annapolis Maritime Museum, Maryland State Archives, Hammond-Harwood House, Naval Academy, Historic London Town and Gardens, William Paca House and Garden, and other locations will all help tell centuries of tales of this great state.

Educational lectures will take place at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and St. John’s College during the weekend.

A pamphlet with the full listing of Maryland Day events and location can be downloaded here. Visit or call

Take a gander at other big events taking place throughout the area this weekend:

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