On July 20, 1969, the world watched in awe as humanity first set foot on the moon. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this incredible achievement at a special screening of the Smithsonian Channel’s new documentary, “The Day We Walked on the Moon.” This documentary marks man’s first steps on the lunar surface and tells the story of this defining moment in our history. Interviews with key figures in Mission Control, contemporary astronauts and the families of Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong shine a light on how dangerous the mission really was and how close it came to failure numerous times. Free but reservations are required. Held at Colonial Players of Annapolis.
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Historic Annapolis invites you to make a bee-line for the William Paca Garden to find out what the buzz is all about during this fun-filled afternoon celebrating all things bees while you discover the important roles bees play in our world. Experience the wonder of a honey extraction demonstration from HA’s beekeeper, Peter Quinton. James Gagliardi, Horticulturist for Smithsonian Gardens and editor of the Smithsonian’s first gardening book, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Every Location, will provide a lecture about pollinators. The lecture will be followed by a book signing. Family activities.
- Doors open: 1 p.m.
- Honey Extraction Demonstration: 2 – 3 p.m.
- Lecture: 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Cost: Free for Family and Garden Circle Members; $5 General Admission; $4 for HA Members and Volunteers; $3 for Children 3-17; Free for Children 2 and under.
Tags: bees, Encyclopedia of Garden Plants for Any Location, family activity, historic annapolis, honey, James Gagliardi, Paca House, Peter Quinton, pollinators, Smithsonian