Road to Revolution: 1771 - Living History on Pinkney Street
Date: Saturday, August 21 and Sunday, August 22, 2017
Location: Shiplap House, 18 Pinkney Street
Time: 11 am - 4 pm
It’s August 1771 and trouble is brewing in America!
The hated Townshend Acts passed by the British government in 1767 taxed glass, lead, paints, paper, and tea, to which merchants in Maryland and other colonies responded by entering into a non-importation agreement, refusing to import British goods. Everything but the tax on tea was repealed in March 1770, and now, the non-importation agreements have fallen apart. Are we back to a new normal, or are tensions still simmering? And what might a new fight over tobacco and taxes mean for colonial Marylanders?
Visit the Waterfront Warehouse, Shiplap House, and Hogshead on Pinkney Street to find out what everyday sailors, merchants, and female business owners think, and what it is like to raise children, cook dinner, and do your chores as history unfolds around you.
Cost: $10 per person for General Admission; $8 per person for HA Members & Volunteers; $5 for Children (3-17); Free for Children 2 and under; Free for Blue Star Active Military Families
Pre-registration is recommended. Timed entry will be offered at 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.
Please note: This event takes place mostly outdoors. Facial coverings are not required, but are recommended for those who are not vaccinated.