Spring Homeschool Day

When:
March 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
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Where:
Historic St. Mary's City
18751 Hogaboom Ln
St Marys City, MD 20686
USA
Cost:
$5 per child age 5 and older; one accompanying adult free; $10 each additional adult; reduced rates for Friends members
Contact:
Visitor Center
(240) 895-4990

Spend a day with  hands-on, minds-on activities, learning about the Yaocomaco who lived here, and the Europeans who arrived here.

Ongoing activities:

  • Woodland Indian Hamlet
    • What is a witchott?  Explore native homes and discover the materials used inside and out.
    • Practice your skills at the archery station near the Chapel.
    • Play a round of corn cob darts, and make your own to take home.
  • Town Center
    • Planting in the garden
    • Artifact activity in Cordea’s Hope
  • Maryland Dove
    • Knot tying
    • Myths and legends of sailors
    • Navigation and charting
  • Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation
    • Toothpaste — Did the colonists clean their teeth?  If so, what did they use?
    • Sweet bags — What are they?

Scheduled activities:

10:30 a.m.  Discover how we know what we know about Town Center.  (approximately 20 minutes)

11:15 a.m.  Discover how we know what we know about Town Center.  (approximately 20 minutes)

11:30 a.m.  Time to Make the Medicine  (approximately 20 minutes)

12:30 p.m.  Come down to the ship and learn what the cannons are really used for.  Don’t forget to cover your ears!  (approximately 30 minutes)

Warning:  the ship’s cannon will create a loud sound upon firing.

2:30 p.m.  Time to Make the Medicine  (approximately 20 minutes)

2:45 p.m.  Discover what friskets, coffins, carriages, garters, gallows, and the devil’s tail have to do with printing and St. Mary’s City.  You might be impressed(approximately 30 minutes)

3:30 p.m.  Come down to the ship and learn what the cannons are really used for.  Don’t forget to cover your ears!  (approximately 30 minutes)

Warning:  the ship’s cannon will create a loud sound upon firing.

3:45 p.m.  Games People Play

$5 per child age 5 and older; one accompanying adult free; $10 each additional adult; reduced rates for Friends members of the museum.  Register with payment for the program and receive a fast pass to skip the line and start your educational experience!  Registration opens on February 1st.

Spring 2018 Homeschool Day Registration Form

Homeschoolers may also be interested in our Terra Mariae Society youth interpreter program.  The deadline to apply for the 2018 season is Thursday, March 1st.