Historic Annapolis News - March 10, 2016

Clubs and Organizations

March 11, 2016

From: Historic Annapolis


Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program

Tuesday, March 15 and Wednesday, March 16
Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30
Tuesday, April 12 and Wednesday, April 13
Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27

Using famous children's stories, the youngsters explore the 18th century garden of William Paca during the winter, spring and summer. Have you ever planted a rainbow? Had tea with a spider? Sat down by the fish-shaped pond with a famous painter? These fun activities are just a few examples from the one hour fifteen minute program.
Each program includes exploration in the garden, storytime, art project, movement activity (dance, games, etc) and of course snack time!

Time: 10 am-11:15 am

Cost: $7 general admission: $5 for HA members and volunteers

Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Saturday, March 19 and Sunday, March 20

Maryland Day

Come experience life in Annapolis just as William Paca experienced during the year 1772. Meet the women and men who worked in town and listen to all the latest gossip going around town!  Hands-on activities at every location, so be sure to visit the William Paca House (186 Prince George Street), Hogshead (43 Pinkney Street), Brice House (42 East Street) and Freedom Bound Exhibit and Museum Store (99 Main Street).

Time: Saturday: 10 am-4 pm; Sunday: Noon - 4 pm

Cost: $1 per person at the William Paca House and Garden

Free at Hogshead, Brice House and Historic Annapolis Museum and Store

No registration needed

Saturday, March 19

Slave Dwelling Project   

Joseph McGill, a descendant of slaves, has devoted his life to ensuring the preservation of former slave dwellings.  His mission is to sleep in every former slave dwelling still standing in the United States. As part of this mission, he will be spending the night in both the William Paca House and the James Brice House. Join us as Mr. McGill discusses his overnights and how they have changed views of race and slavery.

Time: 5 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: James Brice House, 42 East Street
Cost: $10 per person

Saturday, April 9

Hands-On History Down and Dirty: Colonial Cleanliness

Come learn about the daily life of those living in the William Paca House during the 18th century - where and how often did they bathe? How did they clean their clothes? How did they stay healthy? Come learn about all the latest medical discoveries and practices as well as other "necessities."

Time: 10 am - 4:30 pm

Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 for Children under 17; Free for Children under 6

Free for Historic Annapolis Members and Volunteers

No reservations required

Tuesday, April 12

Carvel Hall - "Showcase of Colonial Charm"   

For much of the 20th century, the historic William Paca House was part of Carvel Hall, Annapolis' largest and finest hotel and an integral part of everyday life in the community.  As the unofficial social center of the Naval Academy, Carvel Hall hosted "tea dances" for midshipmen and their "drags" and was featured in several Hollywood films.  When the General Assembly was in session, Carvel Hall was home to many state legislators who rubbed elbows and made deals over drinks in smoke-filled rooms.  Senior Historian Glenn E. Campbell recalls some of the people and stories associated with this important local institution for more than six decades in a Maryland History Lecture Series presentation sponsored by the Friends of St. John's College and the Anne Arundel County Trust for Historic Preservation. 

Time: 8 pm - 9:30 pm

Location: St. John's College, Francis Scott Key Auditorium

Cost: Free

No reservations required

Tuesday, April 19

Ordinary Annapolitans of Note in the Golden Age

The daily routines of William and his family intersected those of many other Annapolitans from different walks of life -- the people who tailored their clothes, crafted their furniture, supplied the liquor to celebrate an election, hosted club meetings, and, for some, joined William in the State House for sessions of the Lower House.  Join us during this lecture to meet these and other members of the Pacas' community.

Time: 10 am - 11:15 am

Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Cost: $10 general admission

Free for HA Docents, Members and Volunteers

Sunday, April 24

Sparkling Spring Tea Party   

Celebrate the beginning of spring in Annapolis with tea and cocktails whilst roaming the most beautiful garden in town! You will have the unique opportunity to sip our new signature tea blends transformed into floral cocktails and sample produce direct from the William Paca Garden in cakes and tea sandwiches. Don't forget to don your favorite summer dress; hats strongly encouraged. Must be 21 and over

Time: 2:30 pm - 5 pm

Location: William Paca Garden, 186 Prince George Street

Cost: $20 general admission; $15 for HA Members and Volunteers

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8
Plant Sale Volunteers

William Paca Garden Plant Sale

For gardeners in Annapolis and throughout the region it's a tradition. Each year, the William Paca Garden holds its annual plant sale on Mother's Day weekend. Crowds line up to be the first through the gates. These discriminating gardeners are amply rewarded as hundreds of varieties of heirloom and unusual plants await them. Larkspur and holly hocks lend cheerful annual color to the cottage garden. Christmas rose, hardy begonia, and foamflower delight the woodland gardener. Basil, dill and heirloom tomatoes suit the palate of the gardener who cooks. All plants are grown by Historic Annapolis volunteers in the William Paca Garden greenhouse.

Time: Saturday 10 am - 4 pm (HA Members admitted at 9:30 am; Sunday Noon - 4 pm

Location: William Paca Garden, Enter at 1 Martin Street

Cost: Free

Summer Camp: "Riddle Me This: Mysteries of History"
Session 1: June 20-24
Session 2: July 11-15

This summer we will introduce your young detectives to a world of mystery in Historic Annapolis! Explore downtown every day as your young sleuth travels from Annapolis' colonial past to the ships of history's most notorious pirates. Lean the skills of a world-class spy, an artful mystery writer, a private eye, and a fearsome pirate!
Bring your own lunch. Snacks provided.  Camp T-shirt provided.

Time: 9 am - 4 pm

Location: James Brice House, 42 East Street

Cost: $310 General Admission; $290 HA Members and Volunteers

Before and After Care is available for a nominal cost