Saturday in the City Program (subject to change)

May 18, 2019 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic St. Mary's City
18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City
MD 20686
$10 adult; $9 senior; $6 youth; free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members
Visitor Center
(240) 895-4990

11:30 a.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)

12:30 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)

1:30 p.m.  In case of attack by pirates, follow these rules:  1) Whatever you do…don’t make them angry.  2) Refer to rule #1.  Come down to the ship and learn what the cannons are really used for.  Don’t forget to cover your ears!  (approximately 30 minutes)

2:30 p.m.  How do you become a prosperous colonist in 17th-century Maryland?  Meet a member of the plantation household and find out how to become rich – or, at least – die trying.  (approximately 30 minutes)