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The Golden Age of Annapolis

Please join us for this alternative offering of our traditional Francis Scott Key Lecture Series.

FSK from Home

Presented by Mark B. Letzer

The period leading up to the American Revolution was one of great wealth, prosperity, and sophistication in Maryland’s colonial capital. This lecture will explore 18th-century Annapolis architecture, decorative and fine arts in this period, and its appellation “Golden Age.”

Mark B. Letzer is the President & CEO of the Maryland Center for History and Culture. He has been associated with the MCHC for 23 years and has edited The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith, and served as curator for the exhibition A Gardener’s Tale: The Eighteenth Century World of Annapolis Silversmith William Faris. Mark has written numerous articles on Maryland silver and decorative arts and lectured widely on the topic. 

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering for the program, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions.

Help us continue providing free virtual programming by donating to our FSK from Home giving challenge by selecting a contribution amount before registering. The FSK from Home giving challenge supports MCHC’s 2020 free virtual programming. Our goal is to raise $5,000 “from home.” Funds raised will directly support our costs associated with putting on these stellar programs, including speaker fees and virtual platform subscriptions. We are grateful for your support.

Before

Before

Blocking the Vote: Voter Suppression, Then and Now

After

After

Discovering Benjamin Henry Latrobe