Trappe’s annual Nace’s Day Celebration and Parade will be held on November 4, 2023. This day honors Nathaniel “Nace” Hopkins, a hometown hero. Formerly enslaved, Nace was born around 1830, he was a Union Veteran in the Civil War who returned to Trappe. Nace was instrumental in the building of the first “colored schoolhouse” and in obtaining the permission to build a county road to Money Make Rd.
Nace was a founding member of Scotts United Methodist Church and he helped establish the celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation. His influence on the African-American community is felt to this day, and honored with a day long celebration.
This year marks our annual 156th Nace Hopkins Day celebration with a 10:00 am service at Scotts; (streaming live on Facebook: Scotts United Methodist Church Trappe). This will be followed by a parade at 1:00 pm on Main Street in Trappe, MD. Come on out for fellowship, food, and fun for everyone!!! For more details, please call 410-476-3980.