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    Christmas Day

    Christmas Day
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    Christmas Eve

    Christmas Eve
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    DAR - Ann Arundel Chapter Meeting & Program
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    DAR Research Group

    The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Ann Arundel Chapter Research Group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
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    Thanksgiving Day

    From History.com: Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday in the United States, and Thanksgiving 2019 occurs on Thursday, November 28. In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies. For more than two centuries, days of thanksgiving were celebrated by individual colonies and states. It wasn’t until 1863, in the midst of the Civil War, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Thanksgiving Day to be held each November. Thanksgiving at Plymouth In September 1620, a small ship called the Mayflower left Plymouth, England, carrying 102 passengers—an assortment of religious separatists seeking a new home where they could freely practice their faith and other individuals lured by the promise of prosperity and land ownership in the New World. After a treacherous and uncomfortable crossing that lasted 66 days, they dropped anchor near the tip of Cape Cod, far north of their intended destination at the mouth of the Hudson River. One month later, the Mayflower crossed Massachusetts Bay, where the Pilgrims, as they are now commonly known, began the work of establishing a village at Plymouth. Did you know? Lobster, seal and swans were on the Pilgrims' menu. Throughout that first brutal winter, most of the colonists remained on board the ship, where they suffered from exposure, scurvy and outbreaks of contagious disease. Only half of the Mayflower’s original passengers and crew lived to see their first New England spring. In March, the remaining settlers moved ashore, where they received an astonishing visit from an Abenaki Indian who greeted them in English. Several days later, he returned with another Native American, Squanto, a member of the Pawtuxet tribe who had been kidnapped by an English sea captain and sold into slavery before escaping to London and returning to his homeland on an exploratory expedition. Squanto taught the Pilgrims, weakened by malnutrition and illness, how to cultivate corn, extract sap from maple trees, catch fish in the rivers and avoid poisonous plants. He also helped the settlers forge an alliance with the Wampanoag, a local tribe, which would endure for more than 50 years and tragically remains one of the sole examples of harmony between European colonists and Native Americans.
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    Do you Believe in Magic? Tales of Witches and Witchcraft during the American Revolution. Dr. Selig returns to the Rising Sun Inn for this very special "Halloween meets History" program. Admission is $12 for members and $15 for non-members.
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    DAR - Ann Arundel Chapter Meeting & Program
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    DAR Research Group

    The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Ann Arundel Chapter Research Group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
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    Veterans Day

    Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. Unlike Memorial Day, Veterans Day pays tribute to all American veterans—living or dead—but especially gives thanks to living veterans who served their country honorably during war or peacetime. When Is Veterans Day? Veterans Day occurs on November 11 every year in the United States. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed the name of the holiday from Armistice Day to Veterans Day. In 1968, the Uniform Holidays Bill was passed by Congress, which moved the celebration of Veterans Day to the fourth Monday in October. The law went into effect in 1971, but in 1975 President Gerald Ford returned Veterans Day to November 11, due to the important historical significance of the date. Great Britain, France, Australia and Canada also commemorate the veterans of World War I and World War II on or near November 11th: Canada has Remembrance Day, while Britain has Remembrance Sunday (the second Sunday of November). In Europe, Great Britain and the Commonwealth countries it is common to observe two minutes of silence at 11 a.m. every November 11.
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    Anne Arundel County Public Library's Genealogy Fair at the Odenton Branch.
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    From History.com: Halloween is an annual holiday celebrated each year on October 31. It originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings, donning costumes and eating sweet treats.
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    Combined state service at the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Celebrating the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland at 11:45 am, with a State Luncheon following at 12:45 pm.
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    Historic Candlelight Ghost Stories Tours at the Rising Sun Inn (last tour begins at 9 p.m). Admission is $10 for members, $15 for non-members, and $5 for children (3-12 yrs.). This is a family-friendly tour. Learn about the history of the Inn and hear stories about its ghostly residents.
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    This event is at the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Museum.
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    Columbus Day

    Holiday or observance in: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin
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    The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Ann Arundel Chapter Research Group meets the second Tuesday of each month.
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    First meeting of the newly-elected board members of the Pennsylvania Chapter of Palatines to America.
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    Yard sale at the Rising Sun Inn!
  19. On the 5th day of each month, the DAR National Board meets to vote in new members based on verified applications and assign national member numbers.
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    Parking: Free onsite parking in grass/gravel lot. Meeting Place: Meet on the porch at the back of the house; this is garden side. Main Program: “Trees in the Forest” (walkabout with Park Ranger Chris Winton) about 2 pm Other Programs: Learn about what’s blooming in the gardens and current projects going on. Cost: Most events are free but donations are gratefully accepted to help defray the costs of maintaining the historic farmstead and running programs. The “Friends of Hancock’s Resolution” is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in May 1997. They have an agreement with Anne Arundel County, the owner of the park, to operate the park and develop programming appropriate to its historical heritage. To learn more about the Hancock family, check out this page: http://historichancocksresolution.org/hancock-family. There is even a Family Ancestry Timeline!
  21. New genealogy show, hosted by Daisy Fuentes. “Each week, A New Leaf will teach viewers the importance of appreciating and understanding their family history in order to make important decisions to enact positive changes in their lives.” Check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/NBCNewLeaf/.
  22. Doing a lot of research on the Robinsons lately. Hope to post an update soon!
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    DAR - Ann Arundel Chapter Meeting & Program
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    DAR - MD Fall Forum

    The Maryland State Fall Forum will be held at the Milestone Event Center. Agenda: 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. State Board of Management Meeting 11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Information Exchange & Workshops (each workshop will be led three times) 11:15a.m., 11:45a.m., and 12:15p.m. New Membership Course: Is it Right for You? (Dottie Semotchko) Editing MSSDAR Website Content (Leda Behseresht) Mending lives: One gift card at a time (Mary Fisher) 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch
  25. The GoAncestry Library database contains basic information on the printed materials in our library; you can browse the full Library here or use the search feature if you know the title or author. Browse below for a subset of our library focusing on this County: View full record
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