Since the current Constitution
our first constitution......
Left: Commander-in-Chief Gen. George Washington resigning from the Army before President Thomas Mifflin and Congress in Annapolis, Dec. 23, 1783.
as well as the Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87) were recently featured on
Baltimore's WBAL Chanel 11 on Presidents' Day, February 18, 2013.
Click on the image below to watch the video:
Declaration of Independence in 1776. Articles of Confederation and was President of Paris Proclamation on Jan. 14, 1784.
of Congress when they were ratified in 1781.
before George Washington" exhibit is
a FREE, daily, self-guided, "walking tour" inside
the Maryland Inn's CROWN AND CRAB ROOM,
16 Church Circle, Annapolis, Maryland 21401.
Visitors may enter when this room is not in use by the hotel*
Use the Main Street entrance for the Treaty of Paris Restaurant.
This exhibit is not a "museum"; it is a journey of re-discovery of a time when, prior to the Constitution,
Congress had only one chamber which included a President elected from among its members.
OPEN: 9:00am - 5:00pm
The 14 framed presidential "collections" (plus one representing George Washington, for chronological and historical context) ring the Crown and Crab room and make for an excellent visit while touring Annapolis. Learn when each President of Congress served, what city they served and the major events during their terms that influenced American history, including the Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87) when the Treaty of Paris was signed and ratified and the Articles of Confederation were openly critiqued and ultimately replaced. We invite you to see how Annapolis played a key role during this period by viewing this exhibit and the other document replicas inside the Treaty of Paris Restaurant.
The Crown and Crab Room is located on the first level of the Maryland Inn, the first room on the left as you enter from Main Street, next to the Drummer's Lot Pub. To determine if the Crown and Crab room is open to the public on any given day, consult the "Daily Schedule" above.
Croatti is available to come and speak to your class, school, college or community about "The Treaty of Paris Period (1783-87)" or provide a walking tour for any size group (even 2 or 3 people) covering the following events:
* 1783: The Treaty of Paris is signed in France, Congress arrives and George Washington's resigns as Commander-in-Chief.
* 1784: The Treaty of Paris is ratified in Annapolis and Thomas Jefferson is appointed to France.
* 1785: Maryland and Virginia sign the Mount Vernon Compact.
* 1786: The Annapolis Convention meets after Shays' Rebellion begins.
* 1787: Shays' Rebellion ends and the Constitutional Convention starts.
To come speak: Negotiable.
Walking tours: Individuals: $10 each / Under 18: $8 each / Group of 10: $80 / Group of 15: $100 / Group of 20 or more: $120.
To book Mark Croatti to speak or provide a walking tour, email: firstname.lastname@example.org