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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.

Cost: $20 General Admission; $18 for HA Members and Volunteers; $15 for Curator's Circle Members

Register at


William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street Annapolis, MD 21401
United States