Tuesday, August 31, 2021: A Return to 1774: The 21st-Century Restoration of the James Brice House (Annapolis, MD) (Smithsonian Environmental Research Center)

Date: August 31, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Location: 647 Contees Wharf Rd, Edgewater, MD 21037

A 5-part brick mansion with three chimneys, and rows of windows overlooking a street

James Brice House in Annapolis, Maryland (Photo: Pubdog, via Wikimedia Commons)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at the James Brice House, a 5-part colonial mansion in Maryland dating back to 1774. Walk through the house on a prerecorded virtual tour with Historic Annapolis preservationist Michael Day, as he explores the daunting task of restoring the mansion to its original 1774 appearance. Mostly shrouded in mystery for decades, the James Brice House Restoration Project will allow the mansion to be open to the public like it never has before. Of course, no tour of the Brice House would be complete without some discussion of the spirits that still walk its halls…or not. Live Q&A with Michael Day will follow the virtual video tour.

This bonus history webinar, co-hosted with our friends at Historic Annapolis, is part of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s free evening lecture series. Sign up on Zoom to join live, or to receive a link to the recording once it’s ready.

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