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Homeschool Fridays – Cochineal Natural Dye Workshop

October 2 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm



This workshop takes place at the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation.

Coloring with natural materials is an ancient art that is filled with surprises.  Join us for an informative and fun hands-on workshop to learn about the history and traditions of the sacred red dye made from the Cochineal insect.  Participants gain an understanding of the biology and chemistry of using natural materials to achieve color, and learn about traditional dyeing methods.

Designed for children ages 6 and older

$10.00 per child ($8 for Friends members)

If signing up for multiple workshops, each additional workshop is $7 per child ($5 for Friends members)

The workshop fee covers admission to the rest of the museum for the day.

Payment in full is due at time of registration.  Contact the Public Programs office at (240) 895-4980, or Groups@DigsHistory.org.  Space is limited.

Registration fees are non-refundable, unless the program is canceled by Historic St. Mary’s City.  Workshops may be rescheduled, depending upon program availability.

Participants are expected to practice appropriate social distancing, including wearing a face covering, and following any posted instructions.  All CDC guidelines and safety protocols will be in place.


October 2
10:30 am - 12:00 pm


Historic St. Mary’s City
18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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(240) 895-4990