Hogshead

Hogshead At Hogshead, visitors learn what life was like for the “lower and middling sort” in early Maryland through an interactive experience with guides dressed in colonial attire and authentic and reproduction artifacts.

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Some great #AnnapolisHistory!
04/09/2020

Some great #AnnapolisHistory!

Glenn Campbell has some #AnnapolisHistory for you today!

In these unsettled times, when there’s no limit to the volume of news produced daily for our consumption, it’s comforting to think of an era when news was published only once a week and came packaged in easily digested 4-page doses. Let’s see what the Maryland Gazette’s printers, Anne Catharine Green and her son William, had for their readers 250 years ago.

In 1770, news traveled only as fast as a horse could run or a ship could sail, so the latest outside stories were already dated by the time they were printed here. February and March Gazettes described increasingly violent scuffles between British soldiers and townspeople in Boston and New York, but a detailed report on the Boston Massacre wasn’t published in Annapolis until April 5th, a full month after it occurred. The cause of the unrest? In part, tension over colonial boycotts of taxed imports. There were some local incidents (stay tuned!), but no bloodshed.

But it wasn’t all doom and gloom in the April 5, 1770 Maryland Gazette. Ads informed fans about upcoming horseraces. Genteel parents considered whether their children would benefit most from Mr. L’Argeau’s dancing lessons (ok, doom for some kids!) or Mr. Dumont’s French classes (gloom for the rest!). Some readers probably wondered, as I do, whether the broken timepiece found in the Annapolis prison was William Nichol’s lost watch.

Explore the Maryland Gazette at http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/html/mdgazette.html.

04/03/2020
12/05/2019

Celebrate a colonial holiday with Historic Annapolis at our Holiday Open House! Hogshead will be full of merrymaking with living history, dancing, festive treats and crafts - fun for the whole family!

Tickets are available at the door or in advance at https://bit.ly/2DEmOj6.

11/03/2019

Hogshead will be closed today, Sunday, November 3.
Please visit us next weekend!

Hogshead will be closed on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Please visit us instead at the William Paca House and Garden, Wate...
10/04/2019

Hogshead will be closed on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Please visit us instead at the William Paca House and Garden, Waterfront Warehouse, or the Museum Store at 77 Main Street!

This weekend, visit with Mrs. Mary Howard, proprietress of the Maryland Coffeehouse on Sunday, September 1 and learn all...
08/29/2019

This weekend, visit with Mrs. Mary Howard, proprietress of the Maryland Coffeehouse on Sunday, September 1 and learn all about about coffeehouses and taverns. They were quite the 18th-century social hotspots - not too different from today!

Hogshead will be open free of charge from 12 pm to 4 pm; donations welcome!

Drop in and visit us this weekend at 43 Pinkney Street, and you’ll find Nan Snead, an indentured servant - and a baker! ...
08/17/2019

Drop in and visit us this weekend at 43 Pinkney Street, and you’ll find Nan Snead, an indentured servant - and a baker! She'll tell you all about baking in colonial times.

You'll also meet Robert Gordon, the stays maker. What are stays? Here's a hint, you’ll have good posture wearing them!

Hogshead is open on Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. Admission is free - donations welcome!

Come see us 12 pm - 4 pm today!
08/11/2019

Come see us 12 pm - 4 pm today!

Hogshead opens at 12 pm today and the men and women of our Stationer's Shop and Tailor's Shop are waiting to greet you! Stop by and visit their shop as they create their goods, share their wares with you, and go about their day. You'll find hands-on living history throughout the house!

Admission is free, with donations welcome!

The stationer and the tailor's shop are open at Hogshead! Stop by 43 Pinkney Street and immerse yourself in colonial Ann...
08/10/2019

The stationer and the tailor's shop are open at Hogshead! Stop by 43 Pinkney Street and immerse yourself in colonial Annapolis. You'll find an entire working household - and even the cellar is open! Open til 4 pm today and 12 pm to 4 pm on Sunday, Aug 11. Come see us! #historicannapolis #hogshead #livinghistory #free #freefamilyevent #kidfriendly #visitannapolis #visitmaryland #historicinterpretation #history #colonialtown #colonialhouse #colonialamerica

Historic Annapolis
08/04/2019

Historic Annapolis

Visit with Mrs. Mary Howard today at Hogshead! The proprietress of the Maryland Coffeehouse will be setting up shop at 43 Pinkney Street today from 12 pm - 4 pm. Stop by and learn more about taverns and coffeehouses in the 18th century - they were quite the social hotspots, just like today! #historicannapolis #hogshead #livinghistory #history #kidfriendly #free #freefamilyevent #annapolis #thingstodoinannapolis #downtownannapolis #visitannapolis #historicalinterpretation #coffee #coffeetime #colonialamerica #tavern #colonialtown

His Majesty's Marines are on leave in Annapolis...visiting the Visitor's Center, the HA Museum Store, and recruiting at ...
07/20/2019

His Majesty's Marines are on leave in Annapolis...visiting the Visitor's Center, the HA Museum Store, and recruiting at Hogshead!

Visit them today at Hogshead - 43 Pinkney Street - til 4 pm.

His Majesty’s Marines are visiting Historic Annapolis! Visit Hogshead this Saturday, July 20 from 12 pm to 4 pm, where y...
07/17/2019

His Majesty’s Marines are visiting Historic Annapolis! Visit Hogshead this Saturday, July 20 from 12 pm to 4 pm, where you’ll find the soldiers setting up a recruiting station. The red-coated unit will be preparing their military gear and practicing their drills!

Admission to Hogshead is always free, but donations are welcomed.

Celebrate the 4th of July with Historic Annapolis!Hogshead will be open, free of charge, from 10 am to 4 pm. Help to sew...
07/03/2019

Celebrate the 4th of July with Historic Annapolis!

Hogshead will be open, free of charge, from 10 am to 4 pm. Help to sew a star onto the John Shaw Flag, learn how to cook with a beehive oven, stop and visit with a colonial carpenter, and sign your own Declaration of Independence! The bunting will be hung and patriotic spirits will be high at Hogshead!

06/28/2019

Be sure to stop by Hogshead for the 4th of July Open House. You can sew a star onto the John Shaw Flag, visit with a carpenter, learn how to cook with a beehive oven, and sign your own Declaration of Independence! You’ll find the bunting hung at 43 Pinkney Street and a Colonial waiting to greet you!

Thank you to our Historic Annapolis volunteers for the lovely May Day basket at 43 Pinkney!
05/02/2019

Thank you to our Historic Annapolis volunteers for the lovely May Day basket at 43 Pinkney!

Hogshead will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 21. Please visit us on Saturday from 12 pm - 4 pm for some fun and free living ...
04/16/2019

Hogshead will be CLOSED on Sunday, April 21. Please visit us on Saturday from 12 pm - 4 pm for some fun and free living history!

Visit Hogshead today til 4 pm!
03/31/2019

Visit Hogshead today til 4 pm!

Join us at Hogshead today for more #MDDay weekend fun! 43 Pinkney Street until 4pm

Hogshead's cover photo
03/28/2019

Hogshead's cover photo

On Sunday, March 31 at Hogshead, visit with Catherine Futier (portrayed by Nastassia Parker). Catherine will tell you wh...
03/27/2019

On Sunday, March 31 at Hogshead, visit with Catherine Futier (portrayed by Nastassia Parker). Catherine will tell you what Annapolis was like for a free black woman in the 18th century, and how she made her living by taking in laundry and mending.
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Stop by 43 Pinkney Street this Sunday and celebrate #MarylandDay - Hogshead is free and open to the public from 12 pm to 4 pm.
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About our interpreter: Nastassia Parker began to volunteer her weekends at George Washington’s Mount Vernon as a junior interpreter at the age of 9, which began her journey into the world of reenacting and historic interpretation. She has portrayed various notably famous and unknown figures, such as Ona Judge, Sally Hemings, Jemima Banneker, Nancy Prince, Charlotte Page, Beulah Buckner, Maria Boston, Rebecca (an enslaved woman involved in the Battle of the Ice Mound during the War of 1812), and Beck (an enslaved seamstress from Historic London Town).

Step back in time at Hogshead this weekend! Celebrate #MarylandDay and learn about things like carpentry, spinning, and ...
03/26/2019

Step back in time at Hogshead this weekend! Celebrate #MarylandDay and learn about things like carpentry, spinning, and baking in the 18th century!

Our colonial tradesmen and women will be happy to show you their skills. You can even help sew a replica of the John Shaw Flag, Maryland's first flag for the new United States!​

Hogshead will be open on Saturday, March 30 from 12 pm - 4 pm, free of charge.

Hogshead will reopen for the season THIS SATURDAY, March 23! Stop by and see what the craftsmen and women have been up t...
03/19/2019

Hogshead will reopen for the season THIS SATURDAY, March 23! Stop by and see what the craftsmen and women have been up to all winter. Hogshead is open from 12 pm - 4 pm on weekends and offers free living history for all ages.

Come see us for our #openingday!

03/14/2019
Four Rivers Heritage Area

We are so looking forward to celebrating #MarylandDay on March 30 and 31! Be sure to stop by the Paca House and Garden and Hogshead to experience Maryland.

Join us for Maryland Day Weekend, March 29th-31st. Featuring over 40 different locations in Annapolis and Anne Arundel County with FREE OR $1 ADMISSION. Experience the local history, culture and heritage of the region with your family and friends.

View locations and more information at www.marylandday.org

Thank you for a great 2018 - Hogshead is now closed for the season. We will see you in March 2019!
12/31/2018

Thank you for a great 2018 - Hogshead is now closed for the season. We will see you in March 2019!

Stop by Hogshead this weekend during the HA Holiday Open House! Our Hogshead volunteers will be making merry from 3 pm t...
12/11/2018

Stop by Hogshead this weekend during the HA Holiday Open House! Our Hogshead volunteers will be making merry from 3 pm to 6 pm on Saturday, December 15.

Cost for both Hogshead and the William Paca House and Garden: $10 Adult; $5 Children (free for children 3 and under); Free for HA Members and Volunteers.

Walkups welcome, or register here: https://bit.ly/2EqsT4Y

#GivingTuesday is here! Help Historic Annapolis continue providing you with an enriched and special museum experience.
11/27/2018

#GivingTuesday is here! Help Historic Annapolis continue providing you with an enriched and special museum experience.

It's easy to double your impact on #GivingTuesday - donate to Historic Annapolis today and Facebook and Paypal will match your donation. Just click the Donate button!

Historic Annapolis
10/07/2018

Historic Annapolis

If you are visiting the boat show today, take a stroll to Hogshead on Pinkney Street where you’ll find “Mercy” today, Noon to 4 pm. This indentured servant will share the history of our fair Annapolis at this hands-on living history gem. The Museum is also open to see the Freedom Bound Exhibit. The Paca House is closed for a private event. We hope to see you today!

Hogshead's cover photo
08/23/2018

Hogshead's cover photo

Hogshead
07/09/2018

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Hogshead: A History

Hogshead, an early 19th-century gambrel-roofed building, is similar to the modest wood frame structures that housed many colonial Annapolis families as well as fresh recruits to Revolutionary War service. Beginning in April 1777, the State of Maryland billeted recruits waiting to join Continental Army units in vacant and inexpensive rental houses throughout Annapolis. Most of these men stayed in the capital city only a few days or weeks before shipping out.

43 Pinkney Street had seriously deteriorated by the late 1960s, when it was targeted for preservation in a project jointly undertaken by Historic Annapolis and the State of Maryland and partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Restoration professionals retained much of the original timber framing but replaced the building’s exterior siding and roof covering. The interior is now a mixture of old and new material. The strengthened original stair leads to the second story, which has original flooring, board partition walls, and trim. The cellar had been filled in the 19th century, but it was re-excavated to reveal a brick floor, a simple barrel-lined sump, a large cooking fireplace, and a beehive bake oven.

Today, Hogshead is open to the public on weekends, March through December, for enjoyment by all ages. Visitors learn what life was like for the “lower and middling sort” in early Maryland through an interactive experience with guides dressed in colonial attire and the opportunity to see and handle authentic and reproduction artifacts.

Group Tours are available by appointment by emailing [email protected].

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