Treaty of Paris Festival 2015
Annapolis History Festival, September 12th
Annual Treaty of Paris Festival & Alexander Hamilton
NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS ALREADY TAKEN PLACE -
The Treaty of Paris Center, based out of Annapolis, Maryland, hosts an annual festival to recognize the importance of Annapolis to the early national government. This day-long festival is packed with programming highlighting the many historic events of note that took place in Annapolis, particularly in 1783-1787 as the newly-independent nation formed a stronger national government.
This year's festival has a special theme, "Alexander Hamilton: George Washington's Indispensable Partner." Join the Treaty of Paris Center and the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society on September 12th to learn more about Alexander Hamilton's connections to Annapolis, particularly his role at the Annapolis Convention that called for the Constitutional Convention.
The festival is hosted by The Treaty of Paris Center. For a full list of the festival's many events, walking tours, and special local offers, visit their website.
Alexander Hamilton-related events include:
Friday, September 11th
8 pm: Unveiling of Alexander Hamilton Portrait
Saturday, September 12th
9-10:15 am: Festival opening at Maryland Inn
11-12:30 pm: Events at the Maryland State House
7:15 pm: Evening session at St. John's College
See more below for Hamilton-related event descriptions and directions.
Hamilton-Related Festival Events
Unveiling of Alexander Hamilton Portrait
Friday, Sep. 11th, 8-10pm
55 West St
Saturday, Sep. 12th, 9am
16 Church Cir
The Treaty of Paris Festival opens at 9 am with remarks by the Honorable Maryland State Senator John Astle and Ms. Connie Del Signore, President and CEO of the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Conference & Visitors Bureau.
This will be followed by a presentation on "The Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87)," by Mark Croatti, Director of the Treaty of Paris Center.
The event is held in the Duke of Gloucester Room in the Maryland Inn.
Events at Maryland State House
Saturday, Sep. 12th, 11am
Maryland State House, Annapolis, MD, United States
The festival's early afternoon session will be held at the Maryland State House, State Circle. The Honorable Mayor of Annapolis Michael Pantelides will make give opening remarks at 11 am in the Old House of Delegates Chamber.
This will be followed immediately by the first talk on "Congress in Annapolis, 1783-84," by Owen Lourie, Historian of the Maryland State Archives.
Then at 11:35, Elaine Rice Bachmann, Acting Deputy State Archivist, will speak on "Washington's Resignation and the Recreation of the Old Senate Chamber." Event attendees will then be invited to tour the newly-restored Old Senate Chamber and interpretive exhibits with members of the Maryland State Archives staff.
Keynote Talk: "Alexander Hamilton: George Washington's Indispensable Partner"
Saturday, Sep. 12th, 7:15pm
60 College Ave
The evening session for the festival will be held in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium at St. John's College beginning at 7:15 with opening remarks by Mark Croatti, the Director of the Treaty of Paris Center.
At 7:30 pm, AHA Society President Rand Scholet presents "Alexander Hamilton: George Washington's Indispensable Partner," a talk which explores the contributions of the key Founding Fathers to George Washington's national public service.
This talk will be followed by a live performance by Benjamin Franklin called"My Thoughts on a New Constitution."
The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society
Visit our official website at The-AHA-Society.com to learn more about events, presentations, and other initiatives.
Explore Alexander Hamilton's life and times further on AllThingsHamilton.com
Upcoming AHA Society Events
January 9-11, 2016: Happy Birthday Hamilton!
Celebrate Alexander Hamilton's birthday (January 11, 1757) with the annual Happy Birthday Hamilton! program in New York. Get future updates from our official events page.