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Finding Our 'Nace' Butler
Eight men named Nace (or Ignatius) Butler appeared in court in the 1790s to claim their freedom as descendants of Eleanor Butler. Which one was the Nace Butler featured in Historic Annapolis’s Freedom Bound exhibit? Answering this question required combing through records at the Maryland State Archives, piecing together fragmentary clues, assembling a puzzle, and making some educated guesses. The short answer to the question: None! But there was a ninth Nace Butler who turned out to be both the right Nace and a twig at the end of a long branch. Learn more about the search for Nace by Dr. Jean Russo.
Tuesday, April 7th | 4PM-5:30PM
James Brice House, 42 East Street
$10 General Admission
$8 for HA Members and Volunteers
To register for this event, please click here.

A Day in the Life: Colonial Kitchen
Come experience what a day was like for the children living in the William Paca House and the James Brice House in the 1760’s and 1770’s. What would you have worn? What games were popular? What would you have eaten? Did you have chores? Come have fun comparing your life to those of 18th century children through a variety of hands-on activities.
Saturday, April 18th | 10AM-12:30PM
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
$5 per person, advanced registration is recommended
To register online, please click here.

Mr. Paca's Backyard
Mr. Paca's Backyard is a new program from Historic Annapolis geared to preschoolers, ages three and four. Using famous children's stories, the youngsters explore the 18th century garden of William Paca during the winter, spring and summer.

For an overview and dates of each session, please click here. For more details, and to register, please visit our events calendar.

Follow the Fleet

“Follow the Fleet” is a new website developed by Historic Annapolis to tell the story of war and peace in the Chesapeake Bay region from April 1814 to April 1815. It gives special attention to Maryland, its capital city, and a few people, both famous and ordinary, whose lives were changed by the events of that year. One of the individuals highlighted in “Follow the Fleet” is William ‘Rolla’ Ross, a 14-year-old fugitive slave whose exciting story is also featured in the Historic Annapolis exhibit Freedom Bound: Runaways of the Chesapeake. Just as Annapolitans anxiously followed the movements of the British fleet as its ships prowled the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributary rivers 200 years ago, visitors to “Follow the Fleet” can track the dramatic military action that occurred all around the region during the final months of the War of 1812.

To visit the website, please visit www.followthefleet.org













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Finding 'Our' Nace Butler
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 - Eight men named Nace (or Ignatius) Butler appeared in court in the 1790s to claim their freedom as descendants of Eleanor Butler. Which one was the Nace Butler featured in Hi... More

Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Five
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - Can you think of a few sounds that rain makes? Listen to the Rain by Bill Martin delightfully helps you with this task. We follow this story with art activities, a rain stick,... More

A Day in the Life: Colonial Kitchen
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - Come experience what a day was like for the children living in the William Paca House and the James Brice House in the 1760’s and 1770’s. What would you have worn? What games ... More

Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Six
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - Is it possible to plant a rainbow?

With the help of Lois Ehlbert's Planting a Rainbow, the preschoolers will find out how. We will take a walk in the Paca Garden and ... More

Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Seven
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - May Day is usually celebrated on May 1st, but we are going to break with tradition and celebrate it today. Have you ever danced around a May Pole? Well, today you will.
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Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Eight
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - We will visit the Paca pond and hunt for the creatures living there. The book In a Small Small Pond by Denise Fleming delightfully illustrates the four seasons in a pond and w... More

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