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For more information about any of these events, please call our Event Reservations and Information Line: 410-267-7619.

Refund Policy: Tickets to Historic Annapolis events are nonrefundable unless otherwise stated. Historic Annapolis will refund all prepayments if it cancels a program.

Saturday, May 09, 2015
Paca Plant Sale, Day One
The William Paca Garden, 3 Martin Street
Do blue skies of spring make you yearn for bright new color in your garden beds? Does the hustle and bustle of every day life make you dream of a time when life was simple and you could wander among the columbine and hollyhocks? Whatever your dreams, plants new and old await you at Historic Annapolis's Spring Plant Sale. Garden staff and Volunteers are on hand to answer questions. Early admission for HA members at 9am on Saturday.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, May 10, 2015
Paca Plant Sale, Day Two
The William Paca Garden, 3 Martin Street
Do blue skies of spring make you yearn for bright new color in your garden beds? Does the hustle and bustle of every day life make you dream of a time when life was simple and you could wander among the columbine and hollyhocks? Whatever your dreams, plants new and old await you at Historic Annapolis's Spring Plant Sale. Garden staff and Volunteers are on hand to answer questions.
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Seven
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
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.

First we will listen to Little Gray Rabbit's May Day. Then we will make a Crown of Daisies and dance around the May Pole.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Saturday, May 16, 2015
How Does Your Garden Grow?
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Come explore early spring in the William Paca Gardens. We will learn about gardening in the 18th century and create tasty creations from the garden as well as create a memorable addition for your home garden! Advanced registration is strongly encouraged.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$5 per person, advanced registration is recommended
To register online, please click here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Eight
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
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 wildlife found there. We will conclude with songs and a frog puppet.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Nine
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
We are back to the pond again, but this time we are going to have a picnic with a famous French painter named Claude Monet. We will look at some of his paintings and then read the board book, A Picnic with Monet.

We will conclude the morning with making and sailing toy boars and having a picnic of bread, jam, and juice.

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Health and Hygiene in 18th Century Colonial America Demonstration Lecture
James Brice House, 42 East Street
You’ve heard the stories—people were shorter back then, women died in childbirth or being burned to death but what was life really like? Come join us for a riveting morning learning about the health and hygiene of colonial Americans and the latest scientific understandings.
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
$10 per person, $8 for HA Members and Volunteers
To register online, please click here.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party
William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
Join the Paca Girlfriends for the 6th Annual Paca Girlfriends Flower Power Party, a night of food, fine wine, friendship, flowers and fun that you won't want to miss! Experience the charm of the William Paca house, indulge in culinary creations donated by the area's premiere chefs and stroll through the luxurious English gardens, filled with beautiful rose bushes, an endearing fish-shaped pond and other garden features. All while you enjoy sipping a signature Pacatini.
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
$50 general admission
$150 for V.I.P. tickets, early entrance (5:00 pm) for VIP ticket holders

Tickets will go on sale May 1st, at 9am.

Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Founding Fathers Family Program
James Brice House, 42 East Street
Come learn about the unique lives of our Founding Fathers and their favorite foods! Make a colonial craft for your own father—Father’s Day is the next day after all!
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$5 per person, advanced registration recommended
To register for this event, please click here.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Mr. Paca's Backyard, Session Ten
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Today we are going to end our year with a tea party in the garden. First we will listen to a story called Little Miss Spider's Tea Party. Dear Miss Spider, as hard as she tries, can't persuade the insects to come to her party because they are afraid she'll eat them. Hear how a drenched moth unwittingly saves the day. Then the children will decorate cookies for the tea, color their place mats, and play games including tea pot rally. We will then say goodbye to the friends we have made.
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Admission:
$5 per child

To register your child, please click here.

Saturday, July 04, 2015
Independence Day Celebration at a Signer’s Home and Garden
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
William Paca was one of the four Maryland men who signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Celebrate America’s birthday by touring the grand Georgian mansion that he built 250 years ago and wandering the paths of his beautifully restored two-acre pleasure garden. Along the way, visitors will likely encounter Mr. Paca himself and other noteable Annapolis residents and hear why they pledged their lives, fortunes and honor to the revolutionary cause of American independence. Hands-on activities for kids of all ages will bring the struggles of American independence to life.
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Admission included in general admission.

Saturday, July 04, 2015
Independence Day Naturalization Ceremony
William Paca House, 186 Prince George Street
Join Historic Annapolis in welcoming new citizens into the American family at the 9th annual naturalization ceremony held at the William Paca House & Garden. Robert Clark, President of Historic Annapolis, will host the ceremony, and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officials will administer the Oath of Allegiance to the candidates for citizenship. Annapolis High School’s NJROTC unit will provide a cadet color guard, and the All Children’s Chorus of Annapolis will lead the singing of the national anthem and perform a selection of patriotic songs.


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Free Admission; no reservations required; limited seating

Saturday, July 18, 2015
Archaeology of Historic Annapolis
Historic Annapolis Museum, 99 Main Street
Come learn about the archaeology that has been down at the William Paca House, the James Brice House and at 99 Main Street. How do broken artifacts tell us about the people who lived and worked in these buildings? Hands-on activities will teach not only how we do archaeology but also how we can uncover hidden stories.
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
$5 per person, preregistration is encouraged
To register for this event, please click here.