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 was 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.

View the photo album here to get a glimpse of the wonderful meeting we had.

 Thursday, June 7th

Early arrivals on Thursday joined a guided historical walking tour of Annapolis by Glenn Campbell, Senior  Historian, Historic Annapolis.

At our Thursday welcome dinner we enjoyed presentations by:

    • GlennCampbell, Senior Historian of Historic Annapolis
    • ChrisKintzel, Maryland State Archives Curator& Collections Manager

  • Friday, June 8th
Private tour of the Maryland State House
Private tour of the William Paca House and Garden
Lunch will be served on the patio of the William Paca House
Private "hard hat" tour of James Brice House 
Private tour of McDowell Hall on the campus of St. John's College
Wreath laying at the French Memorial at St. John's College
Dedication & ribbon cutting with the mayor of Annapolis for the new W3R /NPS Wayside Sign commemorating Lafayette's 1781 encampment
Cocktail Hour
French themed banquet dinner
VERY SPECIAL banquet entertainment

·        Saturday, June 9th

AFL Annual Business Meeting
Private tour of Hammond-Horwood House 
Lunch & private tour at Ogle Hall
Tour of the Naval Academy Museum
Tour of John Paul Jones crypt

·        Sunday (Optional) June 10th

Optional morning cruise on the Liberté sailboat

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