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Enjoy unforgettable experiences, learn new skills & connect with like-minded people.

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Upcoming Programs​

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SOLD OUT! Black Smithing: Fire Pokers - October 22 & 23​​, 9am-1pm

Whether you have a fireplace, fire pit, or wood stove why not tend the flames with a fire poker that you forged yourself? Join us as we take simple bars of steel and turn them into something amazing. This workshop is perfect for participants aged 15 and older. Fee $40/Friends $32. Pre-registration is required. Two dates available, each workshop is ​​one day each.

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SOLD OUT! Basket Weaving: Mini Colonial Hearth Basket - October 22, 10am-3pm

In this workshop you will learn to weave with different size flat reeds to create a smaller version of a typical hearth basket used in Colonial times. Your finished basket will be a perfect holder for things you want to organize and contain on a shelf in plain sight. Appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $20/Friends $16. Pre-registation required.​​

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FULL! Time Traveling Kids Story Time- November 8, 10am-11am

Explore nature and history with us in this free Pre-K Storytime program. Each month we will investigate a new topic through a story, hands-on activities, and crafts. Ages 2-5 years old. Free. Pre-registration required.

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Hide Tanning Workshop- ​​November 12, 19, ​​& 20, 10am-5pm

Every year in Maryland thousands of deerskins are thrown away. With a little knowledge and a lot of elbow grease these deer skins can be transformed into supple buckskins. During this workshop you will learn how Native Americans made buckskin and get a hands-on chance to use both native and modern tools. Each participant will create their own soft and supple buckskin to take home. This workshop is appropriate for ages 16 and up. This is a 3-day workshop. The first session will be on Saturday Nov 12th, the second and third will be held on Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th. Fee $125/ Friends $100. Pre-registration is required.

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SOLD OUT! Basket Weaving: ​Potato Basket- November 19, 10am-3pm

Potato baskets aren’t just for potatoes; in fact, they will hold just about anything you need them to. In this workshop you will learn how to make this sturdy, one-hooped rib basket from flat reeds dyed with black walnuts. Appropriate for ages 13 and up.Fee $20/ Friends $16. Pre-registration is required.

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SOLD OUT! Carolina Snowflakes- December 3, 10am-12pm

Join us to make a beautiful hand-made holiday decoration! Create your own decorative Carolina snowflake using flat reed or ash. A delicate creation perfect for the holiday season. Fee $15/ Friends $12. Pre-registration is required.

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Leather Ornaments- December 3, 1pm-4pm

Join us to learn the basics of leather tooling and make a tooled leather holiday ornament. Appropriaet for ages 13 and up! Fee $10/ Friends $8. Pre-registration is required.

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BOTH ​SOLD OUT! Wreath Making Workshop- December 3, 10am-12pm, 1pm-3pm

Join us for our annual wreath workshop! Using greenery sourced from the Park, create your own unique wreath for the holidays! Register for either the morning or afternoon workshop and visit our free JPPM Holiday Market before or after the workshop! Friends Members can email betty.seifert@maryland.gov to get a promo code for their discount. This event is generously sponsored by the Friends of Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum.

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Time Traveling Kids Story Time-​ December 10, 10am-11am

Explore nature and history with us in this free Pre-K Storytime program with a special seasonal twist. Each month we will investigate a new topic through a story, hands-on activities, and crafts. Ages 2-5 years old. Free. Pre-registration required.

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Past Programs

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​​​Historical Cooking​​ ​​​ October 8​, 9am-1pm

Basket Weaving: Rib Basket Made with Natural Materials ​​​September 24, 10am-3pm

Time Traveling Kids Story Time- October​​​October 11, 10am-11pm

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​Blacksmithing: Plant Hangers ​​​​​​September 24th, 9am-1pm​​​

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For other information call 410-586-8538​, send an email to jef.pat@maryland.gov ​or visit the JPPM Facebook page.​​
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