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Fall Events This Week: October 10-October 16

Oct 10 2022

Fall Events This Week: October 10-October 16

This Fall, we are celebrating heritage throughout the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area! Read on to see what is happening this week.

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Indigenous People’s Day

  • Date: Monday, October 10
  • Time: 4:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day with CCM! Honor the cultures and histories of the Native American people through crafts, cooking & stories. Ages 4+. Tickets are $10.00 per person.

Mr. Paca’s Garden Storytime: “Lil’ Navy Sailor”

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

Join Historic Annapolis 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.
This Week’s Book: Lil’ Navy Sailor

Anchors aweigh, it’s the Navy’s birthday! Do you ever wonder what Sailors do in the Navy? Do you have a family member that is currently serving or has served in the Navy? Lil’ Navy Sailor explores different Navy uniforms, careers, and special equipment. Join Historic Annapolis to celebrate the United States Navy’s 247th birthday and the Naval Academy’s 177th birthday!

Cost: $10 per Child and $5 per Adult for General Admission; $8 per Child and Free for Adults for HA Members and Active Military; $5 per Child and Free for Adults for Family Circle Members.

Researching Indigenous People in the Collections of the Maryland State Archives

Join special collections managers Maria Day and Megan Craynon for a look into their project to increase visibility of Indigenous people in the Maryland State Archives’ government records. This talk will highlight new web resources about the history of Tribal peoples in the Chesapeake Bay region that are debuting to the public. This event is free to attend.

Homeschool Program: Colonial Espionage

  • Date: Thursday, October 13
  • Time: 1:00-2:30 pm
  • Location: Historic London Town and Gardens, 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
  • Host Organization: Historic London Town and Gardens

One if by land, two if by sea – the Revolution depended on coded messages passed along by rings of spies. Join the London Town Ring as to help General Washington win the Battle of the Chesapeake with codes, ciphers, and clues! ​$8 for member children ages 6-12. $10 for non-member children ages 6-12.

Historic Hauntings Ghost Tours

  • Date: Thursday, October 13 – Friday, October 14 – Saturday, October 15
  • Time: 7:30-9:10 pm
  • Location: Meet at the Market House Park, 25 Market Space, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Looking for ghost tours in Maryland? On Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays during the month of October, Annapolis Tours by Watermark is partnering with Historic Annapolis to offer Special Historic Hauntings.

Your spirited guide will lead you through the dark alleys, spooky side streets, and lesser-known haunted sites of the old and creaky town of Annapolis. Hear from real diary entries and newspaper articles of what frightened early 18th century folks. Also included is a stop inside historic Hogshead, where you will be immersed in the tales of those living in Annapolis during the Revolutionary War. Listen to stories 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: Adults, $26; Children (3-11), $15; Infants (2 and under), Free. Historic Hauntings is presented in partnership with Watermark.

Historic Candlelight Ghost Stories Tour

  • Date: Friday, October 14 & Saturday, October 15
  • Time: 6:00-10:00 pm
  • Location: Rising Sun Inn,1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville
  • Host Organization: Friends of the Rising Sun Inn

The Rising Sun Inn, with a history spanning four centuries, has been home to many generations of families. Learn about the lives of some of those residents and learn about those residents who never left. This family-friendly ghost stories tour is suitable for visitors of all ages. Hear stories collected from first-hand accounts of ghostly encounters; tour areas of the Inn not regularly open to the public, and top the evening off with some cider and cookies. While this event promises to be family-friendly, the Inn will be dark with the exception of candlelight. Families with younger children may want to join us during the first hour take advantage of the fading daylight.

Purchasing tickets in advance is highly recommended! Admission is $15 for adults, $5.00 for children ages 3 – 8, and children under 3 are free.

St. Anne’s Cemetery Tour

  • Date: Saturday, October 15
  • Time: 11:00 am-12:30 pm
  • Location: St. Anne’s Cemetery entrance between Northwest Street and College Creek
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Did you know that several of the Hammond-Harwood House’s former occupants are buried in St. Anne’s cemetery?

On this cemetery tour, visitors will discover the fascinating lives of the men and women who called the Hammond-Harwood House home. Stories of love, tragedy, and insanity will be told in this 60-minute tour through the winding hills of this historic burying ground. Tour begins at the cemetery entrance, between Northwest Street and College Creek.

Participants will also receive a half-price admission to the Hammond-Harwood House, which includes the special exhibition ”Ambition: Charles Willson Peale in Annapolis” featuring Peale’s Annapolis commissions chronologically with twenty-five portraits, including nine loans.

20% of the proceeds are donated to the preservation of St. Anne’s Cemetery. Price: $15 | Members: $10.

Lafayette’s Annapolis Walking Tour

  • Date: Saturday, October 15
  • Time: Tours offered at 11:00 am-12:30 pm & 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Location: Meet at the Maryland Inn, 16 Church Circle, near the porch on upper Main Street
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Follow in the footsteps of the Marquis de Lafayette, America’s favorite fighting Frenchman.

Led by Glenn Campbell, who just recently retired as HA’s Senior Historian, this walking tour traces the itinerary of General Lafayette’s 1824 visit to Annapolis, with a few asides to sites he knew from his earlier trips to Maryland’s capital city in 1777, 1781, and 1784.

Please wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather, as the tour is held rain or shine. The tour route is approximately 1.25 miles long and includes elevation changes and uneven walking surfaces. The tour will begin at the Maryland Inn on Main Street and end at the Maryland State House on State Circle.

Advance registration required; space is limited. Cost: $25 General Admission; $20 for HA Members and Docents.

25th Annual Oyster Festival

  • Date: Saturday, October 15
  • Time: 12:30-5:00 pm
  • Location: Captain Avery Museum, 1418 E West Shady Side, Shady Side
  • Host Organization: Captain Avery Museum

For 25 years, The Captain Avery Museum Oyster Festival has been a Community Celebration! 

From 12:30 to 5 PM on Saturday, October 15, the grounds and museum of Captain Avery Museum will be turned into a waterside extravaganza. In the event of rain – the Oyster Festival will be held on Sunday, October 16.

For music, food and drink, raffle, and oysters, oysters, oysters! The headliner musical group is Eastman String Band! This year there will be four musical groups performing at two locations on the property. You can purchase tickets on the day of the festival or you can get virtual tickets online. $10 for Adults and $5 for children.

Harvest Hootenanny!

  • Date: Saturday, October 15
  • Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
  • Location: Chesapeake Children’s Museum, 25 Silopanna Road, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Chesapeake Children’s Museum

Harvest Hootenanny is an annual festival held outside in the park at the Chesapeake Children’s Museum. Family-friendly festivities including Activities, Music, Meet the Animals & More! Cost: $8 (museum admission included), FREE for CCM Members.

Gershwin in the Garden

  • Date: Saturday, October 15
  • Time: 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Location: Hammond-Harwood House, 19 Maryland Ave, Annapolis
  • Host Organization: Hammond-Harwood House

Join Hammond-Harwood House for an evening of jazz in the museum gardens for an unforgettable celebration of George Gershwin. Experience some of the most beloved jazz standards of all time: “Someone to Watch Over Me,” “Embraceable You,” “I Got Rhythm,” and more! Elissa Edwards, soprano, is joined by the Miles O’Malley Trio for a heartwarming tribute to Gershwin and enduring highlights from the Great American Songbook. Price: $65 | Members: $55. Rain Date, Sunday, October 16th.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have a Fall Heritage event. As always, be sure to check the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.