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Annapolis Celebrates Return of Revolutionary Ship

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Annapolis will see a grand sight tomorrow: the precise replica of the tall three-masted frigate that carried the Marquis de Lafayette back to America bearing the good news of French reinforcements for America’s fight for independence. There will be ceremonies, a fife-and-drum parade and a wreath laying.

Joining Sheilah to put tomorrow’s events in context is architect and amateur historian Peter Schwab. He’s past president of the ‘Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Maryland’ and a member of the Society of the Cincinnati descendants of Revolutionary army officers. The current president, Russell Rich, has also been working to welcome the Hermione. The Hermionewill be in Annapolis through tomorrow, and then comes to Baltimore for the weekend.

To learn more about the reconstructed tall ship Hermione and her connection to the Marquis de Lafayette, visit her website: http://www.hermione2015.com/

Details about when you can visit the Hermione in Annapolis are here: http://hermione2015.com/voyage2015/annapolis

To learn about public visits and many other activities around Baltimore Harbor, Constellation Pier 1, go here: http://hermione2015.com/voyage2015/baltimore

You can learn more about the Society of the Sons of the Revolution in the State of Maryland here: http://www.srmd.org/

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.