2023 National Treaty of Paris Festival

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Discover how Annapolis connected the American Revolution to the Constitution through the 1783 Treaty of Paris. Celebrate the 240th anniversary of this historic event at this special two-day festival which will include:

Lectures on the importance of the Treaty of Paris including a presentation on the Revolutionary War from an international perspective by Dr. Matthew Dziennik and the French historical society W3R

Outdoor and indoor exhibits, activities for all ages and reenactments

Sunday, September 17th  Itinerary

1:00pm: The library opens. 

1:30pm: First Presentation, Mark Croatti, M.A. (Instructor, Department of History at the United States Naval Academy) 

"The Treaty of Paris Period (1783 - 1787): From the Articles of Confederation to a New Constitution" 

3:00pm: Second Presentation, Dr. Russell Rockefeller 

Instructor, Department of History at the United States Naval Academy 

"Intentions of The Founders: An Historical Context of The Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Original Intent vs. Changes over Time" 

5:00pm: The library closes. 


For more information visit: https://www.presidentsbeforewashington.org/2023-festival

American Sign-Language (ASL) interpreters are available with advanced notice for library-sponsored programs. To schedule an interpreter, complete this request form at least 24 hours prior to the event date.  For questions, email translations@aacpl.net.