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.

We have negotiated a wonderful lodging rate at this historic hotel.  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) only a few blocks away.  But the best part is...

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 array of shops and restaurants.  Within walking distance of the hotel is the United States Naval Academy and the historic waterfront.  No need for buses or cars...only comfortable shoes.

Among the sites we plan to visit are...

  • The Maryland Statehouse (circa 1772)
  • United States Naval Academy Museum at Preble Hall (circa 1939)
  • William Paca House (circa 1739)
  • The Crypt of John Paul Jones (circa 1913)
  • McDowell Hall on the campus of St. John's College (circa 1789).
  • Hammond–Harwood House (circa 1773)
  • Ogle Hall - United States Naval Academy Alumni House (circa 1739)
  • Brice House (circa 1766)
  • The French Memorial on the campus of St. John's College (circa 1911)
  • Lafayette Encampment Marker (circa 2007)

I promise to budget free time so that AFL members can explore other spectacular and historic Annapolis sites.

Of course we have arranged for an impressive group of speakers to lecture on Lafayette and Annapolis.  We also have a surprise in store for the banquet entertainment.   As in past years, we will be offering an ancillary and à la carte event at the end of the weekend.  It will most likely be a boating excursion around the Chesapeake Bay and the Severn River. 

Registration details will be emailed in the coming weeks. 


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

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