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Saturday in the City Program (subject to change)

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

$10 adult; $9 senior; $6 youth; free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members

 

11:00 a.m.  Magic, witchcraft, or just good science?  Visit the Spray household and learn how 17th-century colonists dealt with death and illness during the harvest season.  (approximately 30 minutes)

11:30 a.m.  Learn how and why the crew of Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons, and why they are called murtherers (the cannons, not the crew).  End with a bang, and don’t forget to cover your ears.  (approximately 30 minutes)

12:00 noon  How did the colonists go shopping in 17th-century Maryland?  The answer is…by appointment only.  Come to Town Center and learn how Mark Cordea sold goods to his fellow colonists, and how he added without a modern calculator.  Don’t worry, it all adds up.  (approximately 20 minutes)

12:30 p.m.  Visit the Woodland Indian Hamlet to learn how the Yaocomaco people created canoes without metal tools, and how fire could be a most valuable tool.  (approximately 20 minutes)

1:00 p.m.  How would you prepare your food and drink without a refrigerator, stove, or microwave?  Meet a member of the plantation household and learn how food was prepared over 300 years ago.  (approximately 30 minutes)

1:30 p.m.  Meet at the Print House to see a movable type printing press in action and learn about three Maryland women who used this type of machine to change the course of history.  (approximately 30 minutes)

2:00 p.m.  Learn how and why the crew of Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons, and why they are called murtherers (the cannons, not the crew).  End with a bang, and don’t forget to cover your ears.  (approximately 30 minutes)

2:30 p.m.  Learn about the construction methods and materials – including brains – utilized by the Woodland Indians in the creation of clothing from creatures.  (approximately 30 minutes)

3:00 p.m.  Magic, witchcraft, or just good science?  Visit the Spray household and learn how 17th-century colonists dealt with death and illness during the harvest season.  (approximately 30 minutes)

Details

Date:
October 17
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Venue

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