Attached are photographs taken at the annual History Bee, sponsored by the Frederick News Post and the Law Offices of Scott Alan Morrison, for 3rd, 4th and 5th graders in Frederick County, Maryland. Compatriots from the Sergeant Lawrence Everhart SAR Chapter performed voluntary service at this educational community event.
The Maryland Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has undertaken a huge project to research the biographies of the men of the Col. William Smallwood’s Battalion that left Maryland in July 1776 and headed to New York to help save Washington’s Army. A smaller group of this Brigade became known as the Maryland 400 for their heroic stand, later giving Maryland the moniker of the Old Line State and which is annually celebrated in New York with a weeklong series of events.
On Saturday, July 4, the Treaty of Paris Center at the Maryland Inn on Main Street in Annapolis presents “After the Declaration of Independence: Congress on the Run,” featuring a lecture by Mark Croatti at 2:30pm in the Treaty of Paris Restaurant on Congress fleeing Philadelphia for Baltimore, including who was serving in Congress and what decisions were made in Baltimore.
The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered by Laura Auricchio
When: Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 6 p.m.
Where: Anderson House, Society of the Cincinatti
Laura Auricchio discusses and signs copies of her book The Marquis: Lafayette Reconsidered (Alfred A. Knopf, 2014). Dr. Auricchio is school dean of the New School. She teaches art history, specializing in 18th and 19th-century French and American history, art history, and visual culture.
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.