Bay Weekly Calendar

Holiday Spirit Tour: Yuletide Traditions at the William Paca House

William Paca House Garden, 186 Prince George Street 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD

Celebrate the season and join our new holiday tour of the William Paca House! Bring family and friends to enjoy the elegant decorations, learn about 18th century Maryland holiday traditions, and stories of Christmases past. The guided, one-hour candlelit tour highlights how the Paca household prepared for their holiday guests. The historic home is ready […]

$2 – $17

Colonial Yuletide Celebration

Hogshead on Pinkney Street, William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD

You are cordially invited to celebrate a colonial holiday with Historic Annapolis! Bring the entire family to welcome yuletide at the William Paca House and Hogshead. It’s the year 1772, and you'll experience the holiday traditions, music, and stories of Christmases past. William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street --The Annapolis Living Historians […]

$2 – $12

Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime

William Paca House Garden, 186 Prince George Street 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD

Join us on select Tuesday mornings for storytime and fun 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, craft/art project, and free time in the garden. Daddy Christmas and Hanukkah Mama by Eileen Spinelli and My First […]

$10

Hands-On History Day at the Museum of Historic Annapolis

Museum of Historic Annapolis 99 Main Street, Annapolis

Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis on the second Sunday of every month for Hands-On History Days. Drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm for special family activities - a new theme each month means you and your family will want to visit again and again! Activities are included with Museum admission, […]

$2.50 – $17

Virtual Lecture – Encountering Hurricanes in Colonial British America

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Hurricanes were a new phenomenon for Europeans when they arrived in the New World, but they quickly became a defining (and terrifying) feature of the life in colonial British America. This was especially the case for colonists who ventured to the Caribbean and the southeastern mainland coast. This lecture with Matt Mulcahy of Loyola University […]

$10 – $15

Hands-On History Day at the Museum of Historic Annapolis

Museum of Historic Annapolis 99 Main Street, Annapolis

Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis on the second Sunday of every month for Hands-On History Days. Drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm for special family activities – a new theme each month means you and your family will want to visit again and again! Activities are included with Museum admission, […]

$5 – $17

Virtual Lecture – Rise Up: Fight and Flight in Colonial American Slavery

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In December 1752, Thomas Thistlewood, a white Jamaican planter, caught one of an enslaved man named Congo Sam, trying to run away. When Thistlewood challenged him, Congo Sam pulled a machete and ran at him. “I will kill you. I will kill you,” he shouted. Thistlewood screamed for help but none of his watching Black […]

$10 – $15

Virtual Lecture – The Real First President of the United States

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This virtual lecture with Dr. Glenn F. Williams explains and answers the question on whether Maryland's own John Hanson, as the first president of the United States under the Articles of Confederation, should or should not be considered the nation's "first president" rather than George Washington. In addition, it will also present the argument why […]

$10 – $15

Virtual Lecture – Brave Soldier of Fame: Lafayette in Annapolis

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Join Historic Annapolis for a Virtual Lecture with historian Glenn Campbell! Lafayette’s time in Annapolis totaled less than a fortnight spread out over five decades, but that was enough for the French nobleman and the city to develop a mutual admiration for one another. The first two times he came to Maryland’s capital in 1777 […]

$10 – $15

Read Across America Storytime

Museum of Historic Annapolis 99 Main Street, Annapolis

Celebrate ‘Read Across America Day’ at the Museum of Historic Annapolis! Local author Priscilla Cummings will read aloud her book, 'Chesapeake Rainbow,' at a special Storytime presentation. After storytime, explore the Museum on a special rainbow scavenger hunt! 'Chesapeake Rainbow' helps youngsters learn their colors. Blue is the color of the water in the Bay, […]

$5 – $17

Virtual Lecture – The Development of the American Mantle Clock

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It’s about time! Join guest presenter Steve Sieracki for a full discussion and demonstration of Early American Mantle Clocks! This lecture will reveal the common stylistic and mechanical changes in the explosive youth of the American clock industry. We will discuss how changing resources and advances in technology coupled with American style and ingenuity, led to […]

$10 – $15

Hands-On History Day at the Museum of Historic Annapolis

Museum of Historic Annapolis 99 Main Street, Annapolis

Visit the Museum of Historic Annapolis on the second Sunday of every month for Hands-On History Days. Drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm for special family activities – a new theme each month means you and your family will want to visit again and again! Activities are included with Museum admission. […]

$5 – $17

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