Historic Annapolis Foundation News - October 12, 2012

Clubs and Organizations

October 16, 2012

From: Historic Annapolis
St. Clair Wright Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

At its Annual Business Awards Dinner held on Thursday, October 4, 2012, the Annapolis and Anne Arundel Chamber of Commerce presented Historic Annapolis and its founder and former President, Anne St. Clair Wright with a Lifetime Achievent Award.  As Historic Annapolis celebrates its 60th Anniversary, the Chamber felt it was appropriate to bestow this rare honor on  the organization and Mrs. Wright, the driving force behind the early years of Historic Annapolis.  The Lifetime Achievement Award was sponsored by the law firm of Council, Baradel, Kosmerl & Nolan, and in his speech presenting the award, James P. Nolan said "The residents and businesses of the City of Annapolis as well as the entire State of Maryland owe a debt of gratitude and sincere thanks to Anne St. Clair Wright for having the vision and fortitude to make Annapolis a treasured historic landmark and a charming place that we get to call home."


October 19, 20, 26, 27

As the sun sets and darkness wraps the streets of historic  Annapolis, a colonial-attired guide will lead you on a journey sharing tales by candlelight of the spirits some say dwell in the town's 18th-century buildings, including the William Paca House.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$20 for adults;  $14 for children 3-11;  Free for children 2 and under

Tour begins at the Historic Annapolis Museum Store, 77 Main Street

Reservations must be made through Watermark at www.watermarkjourney.com or by calling 410-280-7601 x100 at least two hours prior to departure.

Saturday, October 20

Painting Four Seasons: Fall Comes to the Paca Garden

This is a unique opportunity to paint in the Paca Garden, a secluded reconstructed 18th-century garden.  Jean Brinton Jaecks, landscape and garden watercolorist, conducts this landscape painting workshop focused on the study of light in the garden setting.  All levels of students are welcome.  Small class size allows plenty of access to the instructor and a detailed critique at the end.  Class meets rain or shine.  Limit 10 per session.

9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

$75 general admission

$70 for Historic Annapolis members and volunteers

William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George Street

To register call 410-267-7619 

Monday, October 29

Historic Annapolis Annual Meeting

Learn about the accomplishments of the past year and Historic Annapolis' plans for the future.  Winners of the Preservation Awards, honoring superlative work in the areas of restoration, rehabilitation and reuse of historic properties, and individuals performing extraordinatry service in the field of historic preservation will be announced.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Governor Calvert House, 58 State Circle

Free admission

Reservations requested.  Please email kim.kimball@annapolis.org

Friday November 2 and Saturday, November 3

Annapolis by Candlelight

Let Historic Annapolis introduce you to some of the city's finest architecture in this annual walking tour of private homes.  The houses on this year's tour are located along King George, Prince George, Hanover, East and Martin Streets and Maryland Avenue.  Highlights include the Peggy Stewart House, the William Paca House, the Chase-Lloyd House (which will be open to Historic Annapolis Members Only) - all homes to Signers of the Declaration of Independence. You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to get inside one of the residential condos in the Parish House.  Inside this converted church, guests will be treated to stunning view of theMaryland State House through the home's circa 1895 stained glass windows.

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

$30 general admission

$25 for Historic Annapolis members

All tickets $35 after October 28