March 25 is MARYLAND DAY
Marylanders recognize March 25 as “Maryland Day,” which celebrates the anniversary the first Europeans setting foot on Maryland soil, debarking two ships named the Ark and the Dove at St. Clement’s Island in the Potomac River on March 25, 1634. The General Assembly made Maryland Day an official holiday in 1916.
We observe Maryland Day by planning cultural activities free to the public, with partners from Anne Arundel County and the Four Rivers Heritage area. Collaborating with Southern High School for the third year in a row, Captain Avery Museum presents the opening of Emergent III on Sunday, March 26. This exhibition, curated by renowned portrait artist Michael Bell, showcases the regionally and nationally acclaimed artwork of student artists at Southern High. Celebrate the talent of local youth—artists and musicians—by joining us at the opening reception, 1-4 pm.