William Paca House adds hours for its new exhibit

December 08, 1997

William Paca House, 186 Prince George St., will be open until 8 p.m. each Saturday this month.

The extended hours will offer visitors the opportunity to take a guided tour of the new exhibit, "I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In," and browse in the museum shop. Visitors will be taken through the restored 18th century mansion by volunteers to experience the variety of goods imported by the bustling port of Annapolis during the 1760s and 1770s.

Imported items included spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, mace, sugar candy, teas, mustard, salad oils and lemons. Among the personal items in demand were men's and women's black silk gloves, silk stockings, ermine trimmings, lace and pearl necklaces.

In honor of the holiday season, the William Paca House will be decorated in keeping with the period. Information: 410-263-5553.

Names in the news

Places first: Jeffrey Cooper, 10, of the Annapolis Swim Club, took command in the boys' 9-to-10-year-old butterfly events during the Fall Festival Classic Swim Meet, sponsored by the North Baltimore Aquatic Club and the Retrievers Aquatic Club. Jeffrey placed first in the 100 (meter) butterfly and the 50 butterfly. Steven Davis placed second in the 9-to-10 boys 100 butterfly, and Anne Dawson placed third in the girls 9-to-10 50 and 100 breast stroke events.

Pub Date: 12/08/97

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