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More than a Doormat: The Art of Floorcloths

Event Date:  August 28, 2019 - 5:30pm - 7:30pm Floorcloths were more than just doormats in 18th century homes. Water resistant, durable, and protective, it is likely that inside every home, from working class to gentry, you could find a painted floorcloth. Artist Jennifer Higgins presents the history of floorcloths and the techniques to make them. After the lecture, try your hand at making your own floorcloth-inspired bookmark out of sailcloth. Supplies and instruction included; all painting skill levels welcome! Reservations required. Location William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

James Brice House Hard Hat Tour

Event Date:  August 10, 2019 - 10:30am - 12:00pm Grab a hard hat, step through the scaffolding, and discover preservation in progress at the James Brice House. Take a first-hand look at new and unexpected findings on this behind-the-scenes tour. View artifacts uncovered during the restoration process and learn about the latest archaeological and architectural investigations. Reservations required. Cost: $18 General Admission Register here: https://6324.blackbaudhosting.com/6324/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=38d472ae-fd... Location Tour begins at the William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps

Archaeology at the James Brice House

Event Date:  July 10, 2019 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm Since January, 2018, the Lost Towns Project, Inc. has been conducting archaeological digs around and in the 250 year-old James Brice House, helping the restoration team answer questions about the construction, and who may have lived in, worked on, or visited this House over its lifetime. Amelia Chisholm, Archaeological Laboratory Manager for the Lost Towns Project, will share some of the fascinating discoveries they’ve made right here at the Brice House! Learn more about the objects found under the basement floor, in the back yard, and under the front steps. Location William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401 United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  July 30, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm : “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: Maritime Republic of Eastport ~ Still Revolting After All These Years by Kevin Brooks. Location Schooner Woodwind 80 Compromise Street Annapolis, MD 21041 United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  July 23, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: The Oyster Wars by William Ridgely Location Schooner Woodwind 80 Compromise Street Annapolis, MD 21041 United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  June 25, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm “Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: The Key to Annapolis History, by Jeff Holland. The Key to Annapolis history lies right there in the harbor. It can’t be found by looking port; and it can’t by looking starboard. It’s only when you drop the hook that the secret can be found when you anchor, you’ll discover that the bottom of the harbor is only 12 feet down! Location Schooner Woodwind 80 Compromise Street Annapolis, MD 21041 United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  June 18, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: Legends and Lore of the Annapolis Waterfront by Dave Gendell Location Schooner Woodwind 80 Compromise Street Annapolis, MD 21041 United States See map: Google Maps
Event Date:  June 11, 2018 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm Sail Away” while learning the history of the Chesapeake Bay aboard the 74-foot Schooner Woodwind: The Life of Frederick Douglas with William Ridgley. Frederick Douglass was described as a living counter-example that blacks we’re ignorant and unable to learn to read or write. Come learn how his everyday life was as a slave and how he was able to escape slavery. Location Schooner Woodwind 80 Compromise Street Annapolis, MD 21041 United States See map: Google Maps