Saturday in the City Program (subject to change)

June 8, 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.  How did the natives build and repair their houses and shelters?  Witness and learn about the construction methods and materials utilized by the first occupants of this land.  Maybe you can lend a hand.  (approximately 30 minutes)

12:30 p.m.  According to colonial law, almost everyone in Maryland was a member of the militia whether they liked it or not.  Join your new muster master at Smith’s Ordinary to learn what your new duties entail.  “Muskets” will be provided.  (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)