News from Historic Annapolis News for October 2015

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October 5, 2015

From: Historic Annapolis

Fridays and Saturdays in October Historic Hauntings Tours

Photo by Sabrina Raymond
Join Historic Annapolis and Annapolis Tours by Watermark for a special Historic Hauntings Tour which will take you inside one of Annapolis's most notoriously haunted houses - the Brice House!  Step back into time and hear the tales of the spirits that linger inside the dimly lit mansion.  Only our ghoulish guides have access to bring you inside this haunted structure after dark.  No visit to Annapolis is complete without seeking out the spirits!
Location: Tour departs from the Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, 99 Main Street
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: $22 Adults; $14 Children 3-11 (2 and under free)
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Tuesday, October 6 and Wednesday, October 7 Mr. Paca's Backyard Preschool Program
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 our young explorers will see in the creeks, rivers, marshes and of course the Bay itself. Our young scientists will build their own Bay in a Bottle to take home!
Location: William Paca House and Garden,186 Prince George Street
Time: 10am - 11:15am
Cost: $7 General Admission; $5 for HA Members and Volunteers
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Sunday, October 11 Whitehall Tours

Join us for a tour of the colonial mansion of Horatio Sharpe, a provincial governor of Maryland.  Built in 1764, the home was the residence of Governor Sharpe from 1764 until he was forced to leave Maryland at the start of the Revolution.  After his departure, the home was purchased by John Ridout.  It remained in the Ridout family for more an a century.  Don't miss this exclusive opportunity to visit one of the most elegant mansions in the country.

Location: 7 miles east of Annapolis
Time: 1pm - 4:30pm
Cost: $20 General Admission
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Saturday, October 17 Annapolis Then and Now Family Program

Explore the history of Annapolis through historic pictures, video and archaeological artifacts.The Historic Annapolis Museum, located at 99 Main Street, Annapolis has one of the best views in the entire city!  Hands-on activities for visitors of all ages!  Includes a scavenger hunt around town.

Location: Historic Annapolis Museum and Store, 99 Main Street
Time: 10am-12pm
Cost: $5 General Admission
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October 19-20 Sons of Liberty Week

Annapolis of 250 years ago was the scene of public protests, mob violence, boycotts, and incendiary headlines, all because of a simple little stamp that changed the course of history. Before the British Parliament passed the Stamp Act of 1765 -- levying taxes on paperwork from wills to deeds, licenses, even playing cards and dice -- Maryland and the other 12 colonies were firmly attached to mother England. Following these first cries against "taxation without representation," those bonds began to unravel and the seeds of independence were sewn.

Historic Annapolis will recreate the spirit of this tumultuous period with Sons of Liberty Week, Oct. 19 - 25, 2015.

Click Here For More Information on the Week's Events
To Register, please call 410.267.7619

October 21 Preservation Awards and Annual Meeting

Learn about the accomplishments of the past year and Historic Annapolis's 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 extraordinary service in the field of historic preservation will be announced.
Location: Governor Calvert House, State Circle
Time: 6pm-8pm
Free Admission; Reservations Requested