Tuesday, July 7, 2015

The Old Senate Chamber is Open!

“...Still the deed these old walls witnessed has given to the surroundings a charm that no coat of paint can ever remove, and so long as a fragment of the building is left standing the spot will be hallowed by all true Americans.” [1]

The exposed eighteenth-century niche is one of the few original architectural features left in the room. Maryland State Archives, May 2014.

After over seven years of research, construction, meetings, and conservation, we are delighted to inform you that the Old Senate Chamber has at last been reopened! In accordance with the original objective of the project, the room has been carefully restored to how it would have architecturally appeared in 1783-1784, when Congress held session in Annapolis, ratified the Treaty of Paris, and received George Washington’s resignation as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, thereby affirming civilian control of the American military.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Update on the Opening of the Old Senate Chamber

Check out the latest update on the Old Senate Chamber from an article written in the Baltimore Sun by Mike Dresser. Stay tuned for an opening date of the chamber.

Old Senate Chamber restoration complete but remains closed 

Old Senate Chamber