Lecture – Home Grown: Building a Period Native House from Scratch

When:
November 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
2017-11-16T19:00:00-05:00
2017-11-16T19:15:00-05:00
Where:
Visitor Center Auditorium
18751 Hogaboom Ln
St Marys City, MD 20686
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Visitor Center
240-895-4990

How do you build a house with no blueprints, no supplies, and no budget?  Challenge accepted!  In this free lecture, learn about trials and successes involved in building Native American houses.  Join Samuel Pratt, Site Supervisor of the Woodland Indian Hamlet at Historic St. Mary’s City, and Nate Salzman, Village Manager at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, as they discuss the finer points of how to construct a Native American home, sometimes with nothing more than their wits and the supplies gathered from local environments.  They have literally built these houses from the ground up.  But this talk isn’t just about building practices.  It will also highlight how learning through doing has provided new insights into the culture of the Piscataway and Yaocomaco peoples.