Summer in the City: Saturday Program (subject to change)

August 12, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Historic St. Mary's City
18751 Hogaboom Ln
St Marys 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.  From the Ground Up:  Extreme Shelter Makeover  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.  Pressing Matters  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.  Salute, Signal, and Defend  Learn how and why the crew of the Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons, and why the cannons are called murtherers.  Don’t forget to cover your ears.  (approximately 30 minutes)

2:30 p.m.  Make Ready and Fire  Everyone must know how to fire a musket in 17th-century Maryland.  Join a member of the plantation household, as you learn about the whole lock, stock, and barrel. (approximately 30 minutes)