The public events got under way at 9:30 a.m., with musical entertainment from a temporary stage along the north side of the State House, facing roughly toward Maryland Avenue.
At noon, Hogan and Rutherford were sworn into office by Judge Mary Ellen Barbera, chief judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals, in the Senate chamber. Because of the small size of the chamber, the ceremony wasn’t open to the public.
At 12:30 p.m., the ceremonies moved back outside, with the Naval Academy Glee Club singing the national anthem, Army Sgt. First Class Erin Betz of the National Guard singing “America the Beautiful” and the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra performing an instrumental version of the state song, “Maryland, My Maryland.”
Who spoke at the ceremony?
The master of ceremonies was Thomas Riford, a radio host at WJEJ-AM in western Maryland.
Other speakers included:
Former Montgomery County Executive Isiah “Ike” Leggett, a Democrat, with opening remarks.
Roman Catholic Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, gave an invocation.
Daniella Velez, Hogan’s 6-year-old granddaughter, led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Kristen Rutherford and Lauren Rutherford introduced their father, the lieutenant governor.
Former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, introduced Hogan, before the governor delivered his inaugural address.
The Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr., pastor of Baltimore’s Union Baptist Church, gave a benediction.
Following the outdoor remarks, Hogan and Rutherford will go in the State House to greet members of the public in a receiving line. The Maryland Defense Force Band and the 229th Army Band, Maryland Army National Guard Jazz Ensemble will play during this time and light refreshments will be served.
How can I attend?
The outdoor events and the receiving line are free and open to the public.
Visitors should bring a state-issued photo identification to get into the State House. Leave guns, knives, pepper spray and other weapons at home.
A number of streets are closed around the State House, including State Circle and most of the streets nearby: Maryland Avenue, Cornhill Street, East Street, Fleet Street, Francis Street, North Street, School Street and a section of College Avenue.
Can I watch on TV or online?
You can watch the ceremonies on The Baltimore Sun’s website, baltimoresun.com.