For Kids & Families

13 Jan 2021

Message In A Bottle

12:00 am

We invite you to write a virtual message in a bottle using our Contact Us page. The messages will be printed and stored in our archives for future generations to read and get a snapshot of what the museum community was doing during 2020. Participants will receive a special New Year’s Eve e-mail from the museum at the end of 2021.

30 Jun 2021

Exploring Botanical Art in the Museum with Titian Peale

10:00 am

Summer Storytime Does the child in your life love nature? Then this could be the perfect program for your little explorer. Artist Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) interests expanded far beyond the canvas and out into the natural world. Peale, who grew up in Annapolis, inspired a love of science in his youngest son, Titian (1799-1885),…

28 Jul 2021

Architect’s Apprentice

10:00 am

Summer Storytime A love of architecture and design is a beautiful thing! In this hour long program for children, museum educators will inspire a passion for the elements of building. The program highlights the life 18th century English architect of the Hammond-Harwood House William Buckland and his enslaved skilled craftsman Oxford. Children will begin by…

25 Aug 2021

Digging up the Past at Hammond-Harwood House

10:00 am

Summer Storytime Calling all pre-historic creature lovers! Did you know that Hammond-Harwood House has a connection to one of the earliest pre-historic excavations in America? Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a famous painter who grew up in Annapolis, and many of his painting are in the Hammond-Harwood House. Peale was more than just a painter,…

11 Dec 2021

A Dutch American Christmas

10:00 am

Families are invited to the mansion for a day of holiday stories and crafts.

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