AFL Annual Meeting - June 7th to 10th in Annapolis, MD

Annapolis, Maryland can boast something most cities in the United States can't.  Annapolis is one of the few American cities Lafayette visited on all four of his stays...1777-79, 1780-81, 1784 and 1824-25.  The AFL will spend time at the many sites associated with these visits. 

This year's host hotel will be The Maryland Inn.  The Maryland Inn was a popular lodging place for statesman, governors and revolutionary war personas. In 1783, Annapolis served as the nation's first peacetime capital.  Delegates of the 1783-1784 Confederation Congress stayed at the inn when George Washington resigned as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army and when they ratified the Treaty of Paris.

 If you plan on attending (we hope you do) you will need to reserve your hotel rooms and register for the meeting.  All details are below.

We have negotiated a wonderful lodging rate at this historic hotel.  Thursday night is $149 and Friday/Saturday nights are $169 each.  To book your rooms please call 410-216-6320 and mention your with the American Friends of Lafayette.  Please call and reserve your rooms at your earliest convenience.

 Our welcome reception and business meeting will take place at the Maryland Inn as well.  Our annual banquet will take place in their sister hotel, the Governor Calvert House (built in 1695) on a few blocks away. 

But the best part is that this year's annual meeting will be a "bus-free" weekend!  All historic attractions are within a five block radius of our hotel.  The Maryland Inn is in the center of Annapolis, surrounded by eclectic shopping and restaurants.  Within walking distance of the hotel is Naval Academy and the historic waterfront.  No need for buses or cars...only comfortable shoes.  Here is our itinerary and registration form (below - due May 1st):

·        Thursday, June 7th

  • 4:00pm - Hotel Check-in - The Maryland Inn
  • 4:30pm - Optional, guided historical walking tour of Annapolis (will repeated)
  • Dinneron your own (a list of restaurants will be emailed in advance).
  • 7:00pm - Welcome Reception in the hotel.  We will have a few speakers...
    • GlennCampbell, Senior Historian of Historic Annapolis
    • ChrisKintzel, Maryland State Archives Curator& Collections Manager
    • Famous "Miss Peg" - Historian from Maryland Inn
    • Refreshmentswill be served.  Camaraderie will abound.

·        Friday, June 8th

  • 7:00am - AFL private "Hearty" breakfast in hotel
  • 9:00am - Private tour of the Maryland State House
  • 11:30am - Private tour of the William Paca House and Garden
  • 12:00pm - Lunch will be served on the patio of the William Paca House
  • 1:00pm - Private "hard hat" tour of James Brice House 
  • 2:00pm - Private tour of McDowell Hall on the campus of St. John's College
  • 2:30 pm - Wreath laying at the French Memorial at St. John's College
  • 3:30 pm - Dedication & ribbon cutting with the mayor of Annapolis for the new W3R /NPS Wayside Sign commemorating Lafayette's 1781 encampment
  • 6:00pm - Cocktail Hour
  • 7:00pm - French themed banquet dinner
  • 8:00pm - VERY SPECIAL banquet entertainment

·        Saturday, June 9th

  • 8:00 am - AFLprivate "Hearty" breakfast in hotel
  • 9:00 am - AFL Annual Business Meeting
  • 11:30 am - Private tour of Hammond-Horwood House 
  • 1:00 pm - Lunch & private tour at Ogle Hall
  • 2:30pm - Tour of the Naval Academy Museum
  • 3:30pm - Tour of John Paul Jones crypt
  • Dinner - to be determined (group farewell dinner).

·        Sunday (Optional) June 10th

  • Optional, guided historical walking tour of Annapolis (same as Thursday night)
  • Breakfast on your own or...
  • I'm going to arrange for a group boating excursion for Sunday morning.  This is a great way to get the American Friends of Lafayette out on the Chesapeake Bay.  This will have a separate registration (& fee).  Details will be sent in a separate communication.

The cost for the above itinerary (including six meals) is $200

Registration details have been emailed to members. 

PLEASE complete and return your registration form by May 1, 2018.

AFL Annual Meeting, June 7th to 10th in Annapolis, Maryland

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