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18th-Century silversmith exhibit

A Gardener's Tale: The 18th Century World of Annapolis Silversmith, William Faris.

This temporary exhibit, open until October 22, 2006, will explore the world of William Faris, who as a gardener and silversmith, played a significant role in 18th century Annapolis. Based on the book, The Diary of William Faris, published by the Maryland Historical Society Press, the exhibit weaves together the three main aspects of Faris' life: gardening, silversmithing, and socializing. This exhibit will include the largest collection of Annapolis silver ever on display, including all known silver pieces made by Faris, unique silver drawings never seen before, as well as many other artifacts from the collections of the Maryland Historical Society, private collectors and other institutions.

The MdHS is located in downtown Baltimore at 201 W. Monument Street. For more information visit

Re: 18th-Century silversmith exhibit

Thank you for this notice. I have read the Faris Diary and found it a delightful account of life during that period. Will there be an accompanying catalog for this exhibit?