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Virtual Lecture - The Present Discontents: News from 1770 Annapolis

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture

Time: 7 pm

Two hundred fifty years ago, Annapolis had been Maryland's capital for 75 of the province's 136 years. No one knew it yet, but the countdown was already on to the end of the colonial era, 20210112-Present-Discontents-Rose-Reynoldsthe start of the Revolutionary War, and the rise of an independent American nation. Glenn E. Campbell, Senior Historian of Historic Annapolis, tells the story of Annapolis in 1770, a year when, as William Eddis wrote, "a spirit of discontent and opposition [was] universally predominant in the colonies."

Registration required.

Cost: $15 per household for General Admission; $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers


This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Carolyn Currin at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website.

About our Presenter: Glenn E. Campbell grew up in New Jersey and earned degrees in History from the U.S. Naval Academy (B.S., 1986) and University of Maryland, College Park (M.A., 1994). During his active-duty naval service, he tracked Soviet submarines in the North Atlantic, directed Naval Academy admissions programs for the Midwest region, and taught Western Civilization courses to Navy midshipmen. Mr. Campbell first joined the staff of Historic Annapolis in 1997 and was named Senior Historian of the non-profit historic preservation and education organization in 2008. He has presented numerous lectures on local history topics. 


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