Historic Annapolis News - April 7, 2014

Arts and Entertainment

April 9, 2014

From: Historic Annapolis

Thursday, April 17, 2014

"Freedom Bound" Lecture Series

Meet Charles Ball

Meet Charles Ball, a third-generation slave from Maryland who, after being sold to a trader in the deep South, escaped back to Maryland. Upon his return, he acted as a free man fighting in the War of 1812 on behalf of the United States in Commodore Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Flotilla. Vincent Leggett's moving and inspirational portrayal of Mr. Ball explores the legacy of blacks in the Chesapeake and their pivotal role in the War of 1812.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

(Guided tours of the Freedom Bound exhibit will held at 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.)

Free Admission, reservations required

CLICK HERE to make your reservation.

Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, 99 Main Street

Saturday and Sunday May 10-11, 2014

Paca Garden Plant Sale

Take a piece of the Paca Garden home with you.  Garden volunteers aise hundreds of perennials, annuals, woody plants, and vines, both heirlooms and brand new introductions.  Staff and volunteers are on hand to help you select the right plants for your garden.

Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Members admitted at 9:30 a.m.)

Sunday - Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Free Admission

Enter at 1 Martin Street

To become a member or renew your membership CLICK HERE.

Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18, 2014

Princess Anne Tea Party

Historic Annapolis invites all little princesses between the ages of 3  and 10 and their attendants (parents/other family) to be part of a fantasy-filled tea party.  

At the royal celebration, hosted by Queen Anne (the British monarch for whom Annapolis is named) tea and traditional treats will be served in a regal environment. Guests are encouraged to bring your tiara and come dressed in your royal finery to represent your favorite monarch. Participate in a craft activity creating your own take home crown. 

Saturday, May 17

Session 1: 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CLICK HERE to register

Session 2: 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CLICK HERE to register

Sunday, May 18

Session 3: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. CLICK HERE to register

$20 General Admission

$15 Historic Annapolis Membership and Volunteers

For additional information, please contact Marcos Salaverria at 410-990-4781.

June 23-27, 2014 or June 14-18, 2014

Painters and Patriots Summer Camp

Annapolis's youngest artists and historians will explore the beauty and history of Maryland's capital in this one-week summer camp. Mornings are spent in the stunning two-acre William Paca Garden where campers are inspired to practice the techniques of famous artists. In the afternoon campers explore Annapolis's Revolutionary War history through the eyes of patriots. This camp is targeted to third through fifth graders, however older and younger siblings are welcome.

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

$275 General Admission

$250 for Historic Annapolis Members and Volunteers

William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

June 23-27 CLICK HERE to make your reservation

July 14-18 CLICK HERE to make your reservation

For additional information, please contact Marcos Salaverria at 410-990-4781. 

On-going Activities

Saturday and Sunday March - November 

Hogshead Living History Site 43 Pinkney Street

The Hogshead is an early 19th-century building similar to the modest wood frame structures that housed many colonial Annapolitans. Today, it serves as an interactive, hands-on museum and historic landmark, offering visitors the opportunity to experience what life was like during the 1700s in Annapolis. Hogshead visitors will see, hear, and touch what life entailed for frontiersmen, colonial doctors, soldiers in the Revolutionary War, and enslaved or indentured workers. Hogshead's volunteers are what set this site apart from traditional history museums. Dressed in colonial garments as they answer your questions and talk about the intricacies of 18th-century life, they bring not only a wealth of information on a wide range of topics, but also genuine enthusiasm and love for early Maryland history. The varied interests and specialties of the guides allow for a different visitor experience each time you stop by this great attraction. 

Noon-4:00 p.m. 

Free Admission, Donations Gladly Accepted

Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake Historic Annapolis Museum 

99 Main Street

Visitors will see and hear the stories of resistance to servitude and slavery in the Chesapeake region.  The interactive exhibit takes visitors from the Colonial Period through the Civil War.

Monday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday - 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Free Admission, Donations Gladly Accepted

Special Guided Exhibit Tours on Saturdays in April at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

$5 per person

Historic Annapolis Museum Store Craft Workshops

Saturday, April 12, 2104

Crepe Paper Flower Crafting

Join us in crafting gorgeous paper flowers out of crepe paper cardstock, beads, wire, stamens and flourishes of metallic ink pens.  In this second paper flower crafting class, instructor Anne Bae will explore a softer paper construction utilizing crepe paper enhanced with fine hand detailing on the petals.  Stop by the Museum Store to see the crepe paper flowers already in bloom for Spring - you will be delighted with these beautiful blossoms!  

10:00 a.m. - Noon

$25 general admission

$20 for HA members and volunteers

To register CLICK HERE or call 410-267-7619. 

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Farmer's Market Tote Bag

As the farmer's markets return with their bounty this Spring, why not captivate the crowd with your own one-of-a-kind canvas farmer's market tote? Your design motif may be floral, fruits or vegetables crafted with stencils and paints.  Instructor Janet Hall will expertly guide you through the process to achieve a stunning tote for all your market mornings. 

10:00 a.m. - Noon

$35 general admission

$30 for HA members and volunteers

To register call 410-267-7619