Spring Saturdays—The Three Sisters

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

Did you know that corn, beans, and squash are the “Three Sisters?” For many Indigenous people three seeds— corn, beans, and squash represent the most important crops. Come learn the benefits of these plants, how they thrive together, and learn when and how to plant your own Three Sisters Garden.  Included in general admission.

Spring Saturdays – Plant Swap

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

MEMBERS ONLY Hey, plant lovers!  HSMC is hosting a Plant Swap for members and volunteers only.  What is a Plant Swap? Garden enthusiasts get together and exchange anything plant-related; cuttings, houseplants, transplants, seeds, pots, tools, and whatever else you think fellow plant lovers would like to have. Margaret Brent Pavilion Rain or shine For more […]

Bee-Friendly

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

Join Diane Wellons from the Association of Southern Maryland Beekeepers as she shares information on the importance of bees and beekeeping.  Visitor Center Auditorium General admission

Lecture—HSMC Staff Archaeology Month

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

Visitor Center Auditorium, Free,  info@hsmcdigshistory.org.  

Free

Little Explorers: Earth Day

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

For pre-school children ages 3-5 years Spend the morning learning and making discoveries through stories, play, art, music, science, and nature. $4 per child/ Members $3. One accompanying adult free— full-day admission included.

$3 – $4

Spring Break – Self-Guided Scavenger Hunt

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

10 a.m.—4 p.m. Follow this museum-wide self-guided scavenger hunt designed to help you discover the many artifacts at the museum. Pick up your scavenger hunt at the Visitor Center & The Gift Shop at Farthings Ordinary. Activity included in general admission.

Spring Break – Cochineal Red: The Perfect Color

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Spring is the time for exploring color. Join us for an informative hands-on program and learn about the history and traditions of the sacred red dye made from insects. Activity included in general admission.  

Spring Break – Nature’s Harvest Plant Walk

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

1:00–2:00 p.m.  Join HSMC for spring break! Staff of the Woodland Indian Hamlet will guide you on a short walk through the museum to hunt for spring’s earliest wild edible plants. Learn where to find them, how to harvest them safely, and how to incorporate them into your daily meals. Rain or shine   Activity included […]

Spring Break – Paper Ink and Quills

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

11:00—11:30 a.m. & 1:00—1:30 p.m. Join HSMC for spring break! Which feathers make the best pens? Join us at the Reconstructed State House and learn the short history of paper, ink, and the quill pen— then try your hand at writing colonial style.  Activity included in general admission.   

Spring Saturdays: Town Center’s Ghost Frames

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

Join HSMC on an informative walk to explore and discuss some interesting facts about the standing structures called “Ghost Frames” on the first capital’s landscape. Walking tour will be approximately 45 minutes in length. Meet at The Shop at Farthings Ordinary.  

Free

Maryland Day

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

1 p.m. Maryland Day ceremony featuring: the awarding of HSMC’s highest honor, the Cross Bottony; a flag ceremony highlighting students from across Maryland, representing their home counties.  2 p.m. There will be a book signing event inside The Shop at Farthing’s Ordinary with Ellynne Davis and Joyce Judd. They will be sharing their children’s book, […]

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Maryland Day

Historic St. Mary's 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary's City, MD

Explore outdoor exhibits, and get creative with family crafts! The outdoor living history sites will be open 10am - 4pm with free admission!

Free