Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: Halloween is Coming

William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street , Annapolis

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. This Week’s Book: Halloween is Coming by Cal Everett   “Marching in the school parade in frightening costumes that we’ve made; Look around, the signs are clear, Halloween is getting near!”   Get ready, ghosts, goblins,...

Spirits of the Past: Disease, Death, and Mourning

William Paca House and Garden 186 Prince George Street , Annapolis

In October, experience a spirited tour of the historic William Paca House highlighting tales of the past: sickness, treatments, and mourning rituals. You’ll be guided by candlelight on a special tour focusing on the treatment of diseases, the medical practices of the women of the era, the contributions of the enslaved, the local physicians, and the mourning rituals for their dearly departed. The tour continues in the physic garden to learn about the medicinal plants and their use during the 18th century and beyond. At the end of the tour,...