Bob the Builder Day In Annapolis
Historic Annapolis will host a block party Bob the Builder style! In celebration of the James Brice House restoration project, Historic Annapolis will host a family-friendly street party featuring Bob the Builder himself. Bob the Builder will make appearances at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, and 2pm to greet the crowd and take pictures with children and adults alike.
The day will also feature master craftsmen demonstrating historic trades. Carpenters and Joiners from Colonial Williamsburg will demonstrate for guests how elements of the James Brice House, including the doors, windows, shutters, and the roof were constructed in the 18th century. Master masons currently working on the project will demonstrate how mortar was made using oyster shells and sand. Representatives from the Maryland Historical Trust, National Trust for Historic Preservation, and Lewis Contractors, will be available to answer questions about the historic techniques being used to restore the 18th century colonial mansion of James Brice.
Representatives from the Lost Towns Project, who are conducing archaeological digs at the site, will discuss some of the interesting artifacts they have uncovered, and allow participants to help clean and wash some of those artifacts.
Guests will be invited inside to see the construction in progress during hard hat tours of the first floor of the James Brice House. Tours begin at 10:30am and run continuously until 2:30pm and will last approximately thirty minutes.
In addition, there will be lots of hands-on activities for kids throughout the day. Thanks to Rental Works, kids will be able to touch and climb in several construction trucks, including an Excavator. The BrickHouse will host a Lego building table, and Historic Annapolis volunteers will help participants build a Lego replica of the James Brice House. Storytime will be provided by the Anne Arundel County Public Library. Guava Jelly will provide the music, and Crystaloonies will be doing Bob the Builder themed face painting. Hands-on STEM related activities will be led by Anne Arundel County teachers.
Food will be available for sale from Blue Crab Cupcakes and Truck of Deliciousness.
The Brice House Community Day is open free of charge and no reservations are required. All activities will take place in and around the James Brice House at 42 East Street. Entrance for the event is at the corner of Prince George and East Street. For additional information visit annapolis.org or call 410.267.7619.
Breakfast with Bob the Builder
Want to avoid the crowds and spend one-on-one time with Bob the Builder? Join us for Breakfast with Bob, just before the James Brice House Community Day, from 9am-10am, guests will enjoy a continental breakfast featuring muffins, bagels, donuts, a yogurt parfait bar, fruit, juice and coffee. Bob the Builder will join guests for photos, and construction themed craft activities. All guests will receive hard hats courtesy of Lewis Contractors. The breakfast will be held at the William Paca House and Garden at 186 Prince George Street. Admission is $20 per child (ages 3-12) and $25 for ages 13 and over. Children 2 and under are free. There is a discount for members of the Historic Annapolis Family Circle. For additional information and to register click on the "Ticket" link or call 410.267.7619.