Historic Annapolis News - August 31, 2015

Arts and Entertainment

September 1, 2015

From: Historic Annapolis

Mr. Paca's Backyard

Mr. Paca's backyard is a fun, engaging and educational program geared to preschoolers, age three and four.  Using famous children's stories, the youngsters will explore the 18th century house and garden of Mr. Paca during the fall and winter.

Dates: Every other Tuesday and Wednesday September - December. 
Cost: $7 general admission;
$5 for HA members and volunteers
Full Series Cost: $50 general admission; $40 for HA Members and Volunteers
Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am

September 8 and 9
The Pond

Come learn about the food chain and what animals live in ponds while reading Pond Circle.  A science field trip to Mr. Paca's fish shaped pond will help our young scientists learn about who lives beneath the water. CLICK HERE to register.

Septemer 22 and 23
How Does Your Garden Grow?

Come explore the historic kitchen garden and learn where food comes from while reading How Did that Get In My Lunchbox?  A field trip to the historic kitchen garden and kitchen will help youngsters realize where food comes from. CLICK HERE to register.

October 6 and 7
The Chesapeake Bay

The Chesapeake Bay is one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world!  We will read Chesapeake Bay Walk that explains what young explorers will see in the creeks, rivers, marshes and of course the Bay itself.  CLICK HERE to register.

October 20 and 21
Grow Pumpkin Grow

Come meet Pumpkin Jack and learn about the lives of Jack-O-Lanterns while exploring how pumpkins grow through the year.  We will visit Mr. Paca's garden to explore the changes to plants and trees in the fall and make leaf people to decorate your houses!  CLICK HERE to register.

September 12
A Restoration of Public Faith: William Paca's Governorship, 1782-85

One year after the victory at Yorktown, William Paca was elected Governor by the General Assembly. During his administration, Maryland began to recover from the hardships brought by War, and Governor Paca worked to inspire a renewal of confidence in government.

Cost: Free; No reservations required
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: James Brice House, 42 East Street

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Games in the Garden Family Program

Come learn many different lawn, card and board games from the 18th century! Costumed living historians will help engage visitors of all ages.

Cost: Included with general admission to the Paca House and Garden
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

September 20
The Invention of Nature, Alexander von Humboldt's New World
Lecture and book signing by author Andrea Wulf

Andrea Wulf reveals in her new book the extraordinary life of the visionary German naturalist Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and how he created the way we understand nature today.  Humboldt was an intrepid explorer and the most famous scientists of his age.  He turned scientific observation into poetic narrative, and his writings inspired naturalists and poets such as Darwin, Wordsworth and Goethe but also politicians such as Jefferson.

Cost: $25 general admission; $20 for HA members and volunteers
Time: 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
Location: James Brice House, 42 East Street
CLICK HERE to register.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Blazers Bourbon Cigars

Both longtime residents and newcomers will come together to enjoy a fun filled evening with blazers, bourbon and cigars. This event was established to provide a premier Gentlemen's only evening in Annapolis with wonderful food, drinks, cigars and clothiers, from both local and afar.This will be a gathering of the "who's who" in Annapolis, including local residents, as well as those traveling from surrounding areas such as Washington, Baltimore, and the Eastern Shore.

Proceeds benefit Historic Annapolis and Positive-Strides.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM/ VIP Entry at 5:30 PM
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Host Committee: $500
VIP Admission: $175
General Admission: $75