Virtual Maryland Day Celebration: The Fabric of Our Diverse History
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Location: Facebook Live
Time: 11 am
Experience a Virtual Maryland Day celebration with Historic Annapolis! Tune in on Facebook Live as we stroll up Pinkney Street and visit the Shiplap House and Hogshead. You will visit with women from our shared history who contributed to Maryland's culture and economy as we celebrate Women’s History Month.
“The Fabric of Our Diverse History” highlights a printer, a healer, a free Black business owner, a baker, a shop owner, and an indentured Irish servant. They have stories and activities to share with you!
- Peruse the Maryland Gazettes of the colonial era, digitized for your convenience by the Maryland State Archives! These archives offer a fascinating glimpse into the issues of early Annapolis (1728-1839).
- Learn more about currency here!
- Kids! Mrs. Green needs help re-designing the paper money! What do you think Maryland's dollar bills should look like? Print this worksheet to create your own design.
- Learn more about colonial food and dining with food historian Joyce White at our Tuesday, March 23 Virtual Lecture: Dining in Colonial Maryland. Click here for more info and to register!
- Use this worksheet to describe the differences for those who provided bound labor - how was life different for the enslaved, indentured servants, and convict servants?
- Learn about the terms for colonial women's clothing with this handy glossary.
- Try your hand at colonial baking with this recipe for Maryland Beaten Biscuits from food historian Joyce White.
- For more information on indentures, visit this link from the Maryland State Archives.
- Can you find all the words in our Colonial Women Word Search? Download and print it here!