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Castles in the Sand: The Story of Maryland's African American Beaches
Scores of African American beach resorts, amusement parks, and country clubs dotted the landscape of mid-20th century century Maryland. By the early 1970s, most of them were gone.
Award-winning historian Andrew W. Kahrl will tell the remarkable story of the black entrepreneurs and urban kingpins who invested in coastal real estate, and the pleasure-seekers who flocked to the Chesapeake shore, in the era of segregation, and look at what forces led to the demise of these places in the years after the fall of Jim Crow.
More About Annapolis Maritime Museum
Visit the Annapolis Maritime Museum to learn about the heritage and natural wonders of the Chesapeake Bay. The museum campus is the site of the last remaining oyster packing plant in the area, the McNasby Oyster Company building and is dedicated to educating the public and school students alike, of the importance of protecting, cultivating, and stimulating the Chesapeake Bay's oyster population. The museum hosts many school groups with it's interactive exhibits, waterman boats displayed to show their working parts, a giant interactive clam and an 850 gallon tank filled with Chesapeake Bay water and some of it's inhabitants. The museum hosts meetings, community events, lectures and concerts, and is the launching point for the tours to the iconic Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse -- the most famous symbol of the upper Chesapeake Bay. Available for private events, the museum has 3 piers to fish and crab from, along with a covered picnic deck. A small gift shop features shirts and artwork.
Other events here
- Annapolis Maritime Museum Summer Concert Series Weekly on Thursdays, 7:00 pm–8:30 pm