Spring Homeschool Day

When:
April 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017-04-12T10:00:00-04:00
2017-04-12T16:00:00-04:00
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

Experience early Maryland through hands-on activities, demonstrations, and crafts.

$5 per child age 5 and older; one accompanying adult free; $10 each additional adult; reduced rates for Friends members of the museum.

Registration recommended.

10:45 a.m.  Town Center  Sheep, Wool, and Mittens.  Join Miss Donna as she demonstrates how to work wool into yarn.  (approximately 35 minutes)

11:30 a.m.  Maryland Dove  A Stitch in Time…  Discover what a sailor’s palm is, and why it was (and is) important.  (approximately 15 minutes)

11:30 a.m.  Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation  Laundry Day!  (approximately 20 minutes)

1:30 p.m.  Reconstructed State House of 1676  St. Mary’s Citizens:  Then and Now.  See how the colonists would have dressed, and learn what clothing revealed about a person’s social status, during the time of the colonial capital.  Eight volunteers will be selected on a first come, first served basis, beginning at 1:15 p.m.  (approximately 35 minutes)

2:30 p.m.  Maryland Dove  A Stitch in Time…  Discover what a sailor’s palm is, and why it was (and is) important.  (approximately 15 minutes)

2:30 p.m.  Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation  Laundry Day!  (approximately 20 minutes)

Ongoing  Woodland Indian Hamlet

  • Work on one of the first steps in clothes making – removing fur from a raw skin.
  • Assist in needle making.
  • Discover what cordage is, and make some.
  • Take a peek at the investigation station.
  • Learn about Powhatan’s mantle, and how you can help us.

Ongoing  Town Center

  • Learn the basics of weaving.
  • Learn what colonists would have used for paper.
  • Discover which goods Mark Cordea would have carried in his storehouse.

 Ongoing  Maryland Dove

  • Ships brought clothing and bales of cloth.  Learn how goods would have been brought on board.
  • While at sea, sailors had to repair their own clothes.  Try your hand at patching.
  • Dress up

 Ongoing  Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation

  • When you have seven children, hand-me-downs are very important — as is the skill for pinning and patching.  See how it’s done.
  • If you want to buy clothes, you need to have credit, and the form of credit is tobacco.  Learn how you can help the Spray family grow more.