Events This Week: October 25-31

Oct 25 2021

Events This Week: October 25-31

In the week leading up to Halloween, it’s time for spirits and pumpkins! Take a ghost tour, learn about undocumented cemeteries, go on a Pumpkin Walk, and much more! There are plenty of opportunities to don your costume or learn about some mysteries from the past.

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Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Pumpkin Jack”

Events This Week
  • Date: Tuesday, October 26
  • Time: Program, 10 – 11 am; Garden Time, 11 – 11:30 am
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Grow, pumpkin, grow!  Come meet “Pumpkin Jack” and learn about the lives of Jack-O-Lanterns while exploring how pumpkins grow throughout the year. We will search for pumpkins in the Boxwood Parterre. We will also visit Farmer Ben to find out what is inside a pumpkin and take home pumpkin seeds!

Cost to participate is $10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Volunteers; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members. 

2021 Architectural Fieldwork Symposium

  • Date: Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29
  • Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm
  • Location: Online
  • Host Organization: Maryland Historical Trust

The Maryland Historical Trust’s annual Architectural Fieldwork Symposium brings together field surveyors, architectural historians, preservation planners, and related practitioners from across the state to discuss recent projects, themes, and methodology. This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Undocumented Cemeteries

As we prepare to celebrate Halloween, remember, there is nothing scarier than an undocumented cemetery. Unmarked and undocumented graveyards can be found across Anne Arundel County. Who do you call when you don’t want to be haunted by those previously buried, but perhaps no longer at rest? The Office of Planning and Zoning’s Preservation Stewardship Program! They’re here to help you – and our ancestors – by recording, remembering, and helping citizens protect these often forgotten resting places. Join them to learn how to document historic cemeteries and preserve them for the future. This event is free to attend.

Pumpkin Walk Reimagined

  • Date: Thursday, October 28 and Friday, October 29
  • Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Are you looking for something fun and different to do with the whole family this Halloween season? Families are invited to make some memories at the historic Hammond-Harwood House Museum at their annual Pumpkin Walk, which has been a staple in Annapolis for over twenty years!

Families will begin by enjoying a superstitions tour of the mansion to learn about curious customs of the 18th century. The fun will continue with a parade and end with activity stations in our fenced-in garden: witch storytelling, pumpkin toss, and a take-home craft. Costumes encouraged! $10 per child or $5 for members.

Historic Hauntings Ghost Tours

  • Date: Thursday, October 28, Friday, October 29, Saturday, October 30, & Sunday, October 31
  • Time: 8:00 pm (check website for additional times)
  • Location: Meet at the Market House Park, 25 Market Space
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Looking for ghost tours in Maryland? Come with Watermark and Historic Annapolis for a special haunted ghost tour of Annapolis. On this walking tour, you will be led by our spirited guide through the dark alleys, spooky side streets, and lesser-known haunted sites of the old and creaky town of Annapolis. Hear of real diary entries and newspaper articles of what frightened early 18th century folks and how they utilized the moon and candles. Listen to tales of spirits that linger in the mist, and explore one of Annapolis’ best-known cemeteries. Special Historic Hauntings takes you back to a time of superstition and legend. And who knows, after a trip inside Hogshead, your own story may be added to the history of Annapolis. Cost to participate is $25 for adults and $14 for children (11 and under).

Founding Freedoms Walking Tour

  • Date: Monday, October 25 & Saturday, Saturday, October 30
  • Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
  • Location: William Paca House and Garden, 186 Prince George Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Take advantage of the special opportunity to combine a tour of the home of a signer of the Declaration of Independence with a viewing of special printings of the very document he signed! Your experience begins with a 45-minute tour of the William Paca House and Garden. As you walk through the restored home and elegant garden of a signer of the Declaration of Independence, your guide will share information of Paca’s contributions to the revolutionary cause and share the stories of all the people who lived and labored here.

Your tour continues with a short stroll to the Maryland State House as your guide points out highlights of Annapolis history and architecture. At the Maryland State House, your guide will lead your visit to the Founding Freedoms: The Essential American Documents exhibition which tells the story of the formation of the United States from the patriotic ideals fought for in the Revolutionary War to the democratic principles of the Founding Generation in their creation of our government. Cost to participate is $20 General Admission; $10 for Children (3-17); $10 for HA Members.

Meet You at the Russian Chapel on Halloween

  • Date: Sunday, October 31
  • Time: 1:30-3:00 pm
  • Location: Historic Village Museum at Herrington Harbour North Marina, 389 Deale Road, Tracy’s Landing

Join New Bay Books to hear author Carol Booker unravel the mystery of the onion-dome Russian chapel at Herrington Harbour North. You’ll hear a romantic drama of people drawn—like you—to the shores of the Chesapeake. With one  difference: The heroine here was a real-life princess.

Take home a souvenir! Carol Booker signs copies of her new book Cove Point on the Chesapeake: The Beacon, The Bay, and The Dream recounting stories of the heroes, scoundrels and families who populated this remarkable cove— including the princess who built this Russian chapel and illustrated it with icons. RSVP to [email protected]. Also, the Deale Area Historical Society will be opening additional buildings in the Historic Village to coincide with the event.

Halloween Wilma Lee Cruise

  • Date: Monday, October 25 & Saturday, Saturday, October 30
  • Time: 4:00-6:00 pm
  • Location: Annapolis Maritime Museum Docks, 723 Second Street, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Annapolis Maritime Museum

Join Annapolis Maritime Museum for a 2-hour cruise around the Annapolis Harbor and Severn River with great music and a very fun crew! Come dressed up in your favorite Halloween costume for a chance to win “Best Costume”, which will be awarded by Captain Rick. The winner will receive their very own Annapolis Maritime Museum swag bag. Cost to attend is $65 per person.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.