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November 7, 2014

From: Historic Annapolis

Friday and Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
Annapolis by Candlelight
 
Let Historic Annapolis introduce you to some of the city's finest architecture in this annual walking tour of private
homes. This year's tour focuses on historic neighborhoods in the vicinity of Prince George and King George Streets. Highlights include the Bordley-Randall House, a grand five-part colonial mansion; the Charles Carroll Barrister House, an 18th-century building that Historic Annapolis moved in 1955 to save it from demolition; and the Patrick Creagh House, one of the best surviving examples of a home built for a member of the colonial merchant class.
 
To view the tour program CLICK HERE
 
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
$35 per person
$100 Special Membership Offer: Become a member at the $100 Sponsor level and get two complimentary tickets to Annapolis by Candlelight

To purchase your tickets CLICK HERE

Thursday, November 13, 2014
Sleeping in Splendor and Misery
 
Join nationally renowned textile historian, Natalie Larson, as she delves into the fascinating and surprising history of the bed chamber. Was it all extravagance and glamour as surviving furniture and textiles suggest, or did our ancestors have to put up with some rather less comfortable physical realities?

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
James Brice House, 42 East Street
$10 general admission
$8 for Historic Annapolis Members and Volunteers

To make your reservation CLICK HERE

Saturday, November 15, 2014
A Taste of History: Colonial Foods
 
Come explore the tastes and smells of colonial foods through colonial ingredients and recipes. The program includes a make-and-take activity that will bring colonial foods into your own kitchen.

Two Sessions: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street
$10 for an adult and 1 child
$5 for each additional person

To make your reservation CLICK HERE

The Curatorial Blog: The Sauceboat of a Signer

It is amazing how one tiny fragment of pottery from an archaeological dig can tell us the appearance and function of an entire object. At Historic Annapolis, we have been delving deep into past archaeological records to see if they can tell us anything new about William Paca's Annapolitan lifestyle.
 
This white salt-glazed stoneware fragment was dug up in the 1960s from the area just in front of the west wing of the William Paca House. Although it may not look like much in its current state, a closer examination of its shape enables a direct match to be made with a white salt-glazed sauceboat on exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The diaper pattern and the rococo edge of the fragment perfectly matches the sauceboat. This match gives us a wealth of information about William Paca's tastes in both fashion and food!
 
CLICK HERE to read the full Curatorial Blog.