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Paca Girlfriends Shopping Night
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Join us at the Historic Annapolis Museum Store for the 1st Annual Paca Girlfriends Private Shopping Night. Enjoy a night of fun, friendship, and shopping, all while sipping on a signature Pacatini.
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Historic Annapolis Museum Store
99 Main Street
Free, reservations requested.
To make a reservation please click here.

A Hogshead Holiday
Friday, December 5th, 2014
Experience an 18th-century Christmas with the lively staff of the Hogshead. Sample the traditional treats the working class enjoyed, and taste the unique beverages, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic, they drank. Among the beverages served will be Switzel, a combination of apple cider vinegar, water, cinnamon, and sweetener that was often consumed by farmers and laborers to keep them hydrated. As you enter the candlelit Hogshead, you’ll take a step back in time and our costumed interpreters will regale you with stories of past celebrations. Each ticket purchased enters you into a raffle to win a genuine elk leather shoulder bag, hand-crafted by an expert colonial craftsmen. The leather bag will be on display at the Historic Annapolis Museum Store, 99 Main Street, beginning October 1.
$10 for Adults
Free for Children 12 and under
Reservations Required
To purchase tickets please click here

Colonial Holiday
Saturday, December 13th
Visit the William Paca House and be transported back to an 18th century holiday! Visitors will experience holiday traditions such as dancing, making decorations and sweet treats of the time period. A great way to spend the afternoon for all ages!
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 per person, children under 2 free of charge
To register for this event click here.

A Christmas Carol Dramatic Reading
Saturday, December 20th
The William Paca House was almost 80 years old when Charles Dickens penned A Christmas Carol in 1843. Join us for light holiday refreshments and a dramatic reading of this beloved holiday tale performed inside one of colonial Annapolis’s architectural treasures. Mark Hildebrand, Lois Evans, and Eric Lund bring Dickens’s written words and memorable characters to life in a delightful program that is sure to be a highlight of this festive season.
4:00-5:30 and 7:00-8:30 p.m.
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
$10 General Admission, $8 for HA Members and Volunteers, $5 for Children 3-11, Free for Children 2 and under
To register for the 4PM reading click here.
To register for the 7PM reading 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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Paca Girlfriends Shopping Night
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 - Join us at the Historic Annapolis Museum Store for the 1st Annual Paca Girlfriends Private Shopping Night. Enjoy a night of fun, friendship, and shopping, all while sipping o... More

A Hogshead Holiday
Friday, December 05, 2014 - Experience an 18th-century Christmas with the lively staff of the Hogshead. Sample the traditional treats the working class enjoyed, and taste the unique beverages, both alco... More

Colonial Holiday Family Program
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Visit the William Paca House and be transported back to an 18th century holiday! Visitors will experience holiday traditions such as dancing, making decorations and sweet trea... More

A Christmas Carol Dramatic Reading (Two Readings)
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - The William Paca House was almost 80 years old when Charles Dickens penned A Christmas Carol in 1843. Join us for light holiday refreshments and a dramatic reading of this be... More

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