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City Safeguards for 150 Years and Counting: Annapolis Police Department Celebrates a Milestone Anniversary

Annapolis has been able to preserve its historic charm and family-friendly atmosphere with the help of the service and protection of the Annapolis Police Department, now in its 150th year.

The History and Significance of John Jakob Raskob (1879-1950) and Pioneer Point

Surrounded by an eight-foot steel fence and a padlocked gate, a magnificent 45-acre waterfront estate in Queen Anne’s County, was quickly shuttered on December 30th, 2016.

Highland Beach on the Chesapeake Bay: Maryland’s First African American Incorporated Town

We offer excerpts from Highland Beach on the Chesapeake Bay. The book offers a history of Maryland’s First African American Incorporated Town, located five miles southeast of Annapolis.

Local film project Tales of Somerset seeks crowdfunding

The goal of the project is to preserve the history of eerie local stories by releasing them on a video format for the first time. Episodes will be available for free online after completion.

Tales of Ghosts on Maryland's Eastern Shore Reveal History and Imagination

Dorchester County Maryland’s haunts only come out at night. From its county seat, across its swamps and rivers, this is said to be the most haunted of the Eastern Shore’s nine counties.

Shaping History: The past and future of a Tilghman Island “W” house

The Lee House, the grand old “W” house that sits back from Tilghman Island Road a half-mile south of the Knapps Narrows Bridge, has a long history on the island

The Lure of Sea Glass: Man-Made and Refined by Nature and Time, Each Colorful Gem has a Story Awaiting Discovery

We present excerpts from The Lure of Sea Glass, a mix of alluring prose and historical information that will, hopefully, lend context to your next beach discovery.

Anne Arundel County’s Roots of American Horse Racing

The roots of American horse racing can be traced to several Colonial-era estates in Anne Arundel County

Faces of the Arts: Ruth Starr Rose— An activist through art, she explored Maryland’s cultural and historical diversity

The Story of an early 1900’s Maryland artist who explored cultural and historical diversity through her paintings.

A Place for Discourse: The legacy of Arthur Amory Houghton, Jr. and The Aspen Institute

Aspen Institute Wye River Campus—the legacy of famous entrepreneur, philanthropist, and intellectual Arthur Amory Houghton, who donated 1,000 acres of his property to 
the Institute in 1978.