The theme for the Saturday, May 2 session of the Treaty of Paris Center is "Thomas Jefferson," who was a delegate in Congress at Annapolis from November 1783 to May 1784, when he was appointed as a minister to France by Congress. During that time, he helped plan the festivities for a retiring George Washington and coordinated the ratification of the Treaty of Paris. At the Treaty of Paris Center, you'll see documents signed by the 14 presidents before George Washington, including Thomas Mifflin, who presided over the Congress that sent Jefferson to France. Take the "Footsteps of Jefferson and Monroe" walking tour at 11:30am. Watch the "Thomas Jefferson: America's First Secretary of State" short film at 11:45am and 2:45pm. Attend the lecture, "Thomas Jefferson: Enlightenment Ambassador" in the Treaty of Paris Restaurant at 2:30pm.
The Treaty of Paris Center is located inside the Crown and Crab Room at the Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland. Enter from Main Street through the entrance for the Treaty of Paris Restaurant. Doors open at 11:00am.