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Together By the Bay: The Shared History of Annapolis and the United States Naval Academy Lecture Series

“A Brief Outline of Annapolis History” by Historic Annapolis’s Senior Historian, Glenn Campbell
Annapolis has a long history—well over 300 years—so getting a handle on it can be difficult. In this introductory talk to the “Together by the Bay” lecture series, Glenn E. Campbell of Historic Annapolis breaks down the story of Maryland’s capital city into thematic chunks of time to help make sense of it all.

Room G14, Sampson Hall located 107 Maryland Ave located on the USNA. Please use Gate 3 for easiest access *Make sure to bring your ID to enter the Naval Academy*

Free Admission
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
February 26th, 2015

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.

Book Your Wedding Today!
Did you get engaged over the holidays? If so, congratulations! The two-acre garden of William Paca, signer of the Declaration and three-term governor of Maryland, is the perfect setting for your wedding ceremony, reception, rehearsal dinner, or any special event. Want to learn more, visit www.facebook.com/pacaweddings or contact Jody Dalton at 990-4538 or jody.dalton@annapolis.org

To view the 2015-2016 Rentals and Weddings Brochure, click here.

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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Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Three
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - Would you like to imitate the wind? In Like a Windy Day by Frank Asch, a little girl does. She tumbles, races, and even flies in this delightful story. We will welcome the Mar... More

Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Four
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 - March 20th is the first day of spring this year. We will hear a book entitled My Spring Robin by Anne Rockwell, Harlow Rockwell, and Lizzy Rockwell. A young girl, while lookin... 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

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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