Maryland Compatriots, You are invited to join our president Jim Adkins, other state officers and members of our Color guard at the Maryland State House on August 26th between 2-3pm to celebrate the MD 400 and the acquisition of the Smallwood Letters.
1st VP Jim Adkins attended a chapter meeting of the Colonel John Streett Chapter of the DAR to share recent updates concerning the Finding the Maryland 400 Project. The Chapter graciously donated $400 to support the project and they will be recognized in the Honorary Regiment Roster.
On Saturday, September 9, Finding the Maryland 400 project director Owen Lourie will give a lecture at Belair Mansion in Bowie, Maryland. He will talk about the Maryland 400 at the Battle of Brooklyn in 1776, and highlight the stories of several soldiers from the Bowie area.
Yesterday I met with Owen Lourie of the Maryland Archives and Adam Goodheart, Patrick Nugent and Jean Wortman of Washington College to discuss next steps to complete the MD 400 Research Project. The Archives has started the process to advertise for the researcher/intern funded by the MDSSAR. Additional research efforts funded by the Archives may be applied to the project.
The Old Stone House in Brooklyn, NY will be hosting Battle Week to commemorate the Battle of Brooklyn in the American Revolution. Events will be held from August 16-24. The MDSSAR will not be officially going as a group but members are encouraged to attend if they are able!