Eight Coats, Seven Shirts, Fifteen Fathom Wampum: Early Colonial Settlement and the First Deeds

Stop by the William Paca House to meet Drew Shuptar Rayvis, an Algonkian Living Historian, and hear from him about the indigenous peoples who inhabited this area by the Chesapeake Bay. The year is 1695 and Annapolis is the new capital of colonial Maryland. Explore the interconnected relationship between European settlers and the Algonkian peoples… Continue reading Eight Coats, Seven Shirts, Fifteen Fathom Wampum: Early Colonial Settlement and the First Deeds

Colonial Crafternoon

School’s out! Come join us for some fun at the Museum of Historic Annapolis. Explore the Museum on a scavenger hunt and create special craft projects inspired by the objects and artifacts found in our collection.  Crafts are geared toward school-aged children, but all ages are welcome.  Advance registration for a timed entry spot is… Continue reading Colonial Crafternoon

Culinary Herb Garden Workshop

We’re celebrating the “Year of the Garden” as we commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the restoration of the historic garden behind the William Paca House! Join us for a special Spring workshop on the Paca House Terrace, presented in partnership with our friends at Homestead Gardens. The afternoon begins with a lecture presented by a Homestead… Continue reading Culinary Herb Garden Workshop

Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: One Little Lot – The 1-2-3s of an Urban Garden

Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime is a fun hour full of reading and activities in the William Paca Garden, a secret treasure in the Historic District of Annapolis. Each program is designed for little ones, 3-7 years, with a book reading, song, and craft/art project, plus time to explore the Paca Garden following the story hour.… Continue reading Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: One Little Lot – The 1-2-3s of an Urban Garden