Spring officially arrives tomorrow but we won’t speak of the snow that is expected in many parts of the Mid-Atlantic in the morning. I have actually seen many green leaves piercing the ground and trying to get the crocus, daffodils and tulips still hiding under the soil to seek the beautiful sunshine above. It won’t be long now before all the beauty of springtime is upon us and we can stroll around downtown Historic Annapolis to see nature’s display.
Easter is not far away and next Saturday, March 28, between 2 – 4 PM the Hammond Harwood House, located at the corners of Maryland Avenue and King George Street, is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt & Animal Tours for children of all ages. Docents will give tours of this mid-18th century home focusing on animal symbolism in objects throughout the house. After the tour children will go into the garden for an Easter egg hunt and also have the opportunity to paint a wooden egg which will go home with the child as a remembrance of the day. Cost for the event are $15 per child (non-members) and $10 per child (members) with parents allowed in for free. A reversal of the frequent “children free” rule.
So dust off the Easter egg basket and come out to the Hammond Harwood House for a lovely afternoon with the children. You might even pick up some interesting historical tidbits along the way.