Gospel Brunch - A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

Jul 14 to Jul 14
From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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Gospel Brunch - A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

Barely a fortnight had passed after the ratification of Maryland’s “Free Constitution” when Frederick Douglass returned to his beloved home state. His return was welcomed by a large Baltimore church, which he entered as the choir jubilantly sang “Home, Sweet Home!” What better way, then, to celebrate the life of Frederick Douglass than with gorgeous gospel music, accompanied by a delicious brunch? Join Historic Annapolis and Extensions of Faith Choir for a wonderful morning of tasty food, classic gospel songs, and a great celebration of the life of the great African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman.

Reservations required. Please register at www.annapolis.org.

This Event is Brought to You By William Paca House and Garden

Gospel Brunch - A Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Celebration Event

The William Paca House & Garden is a National Historic Landmark, restored to its colonial-era splendor by Historic Annapolis, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving Annapolis. Take some time to experience the 18th century life of lawyer, and signer of the Declaration of Independence, William Paca, as you browse through his breathtaking home. The House is open for docent-led tours for individuals and groups. Tours take place hourly on the half-hour, last approximately 40 minutes, and encompass two floors of 18th-century history. Walk through the parlor, kitchen, grand foyer and many bedrooms, getting a true sense of what it was like to be a part of the high-society of Annapolis during the 1700s. You can take a self-paced tour of the garden at any time during open hours. After a tour, visit the gift shop and pick up some souvenirs to remember this unique experience. The house and garden can also be rented out by those seeking an historic setting for events such as weddings, meetings, and reunions.