Workshops, Hikes & More

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Upcoming Programs, May

​Pine Needle Baskets - ​August 3, 630-830pm

No, you didn’t misread that! In this workshop, you will learn how to turn pine needles and raffia into a beautiful, one-of-a-kind basket ideal for holding jewelry or keepsakes. This workshop is perfect for participants 13 and older. This is a two day workshop. Fee $15/Friends $12. Pre-registration is required.

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Time Traveling Kids Story Time - August 9, 10-11am

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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Knife Making - September 3 & 4, 10am-4pm

If forged in fire has gotten you interested in making a knife of your own, then join us as for a weekend class in which we teach you the basics of knife making! This is a Friends of JPPM exclusive class. This workshop is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $100/Friends $80. Pre-registration is required

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Homeschool Day: Colonial Trades - September 9, ​930am-1230pm

Have you ever wondered what it was like to live and work in Colonial America? Don't just read about history, live it! Join us for our fall Homeschool Day: Colonial Trades on Friday, September 9th from 9:30am-12:30pm. Hands-on activities, games and more. Pre-registration is required. Early bird prices now available.

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Time Traveling Kids Story Time - September 13, 10-11am

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

Why not hang your beautiful hanging plant basket on an equally beautiful hanger? This workshop is appropriate for ages 15+. Fee $30/Friends $24. Pre-registration is required.

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

Want to learn the "how-tos" of making baskets from natural plant materials found all around you? Join us to make your very own creation: a ribbed basket with wild grapevine, bark, and more. Appropriate for ages 13 and up​. Fee $20/Friends $16. Pre-registration is required.

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

If you think Grandma’s recipes were good, try Great-Great-Great-Grandma’s! Immerse yourself in the taste of the past with this workshop. We will be using traditional cooking techniques to recreate receipts (recipes) from the 18th and 19th centuries, using fresh, seasonal ingredients. This workshop is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $25/ Friends $20. Pre-registration is required.

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

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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Black Smithing: Fire Pokers - October 16, 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.

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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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Past Programs

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History of Hot Chocolate   Feb. 5, 10:30-11:30am

​Time Traveling Kids Story Time   Second Tuesday of the month, 10-11am

Tool Sharpening   Feb. 10, 6:30-8:30pm

Fiber Rush Seat Weaving   Feb. 12-13 10am-4pm, 1-4pm

History Walk​: 100 Years on the River   Feb. 12, 4:30-5:30pm

Park at Dark   Feb., March, April evenings, 6:30-7:30pm​

Scrimshaw   Feb. 24, 6:30-8:30pm

Meet the ​Patuxent River   March 12, 1-2:30pm

Arrow Making   March 24, 6:30-9pm

Egg Decorating    March 26, 9am-12pm

Outdoor Cooking Skills   April 3, 10am-1pm

Flintknapping   April 7, 6:30-9:30pm

History Walk: A Point on the Patuxent   April 16, 1-2pm

Basket Weaving: Scissor Baskets   April 16, 10am-3pm 

Historical Cooking   May 7, 1pm-4pm

​Friends Knife Making Class   May 14 & 15, 10am-4pm

Village Days: Bone Tools   ​​​May 21, 10am-3pm

Blacksmithing: Fire Strikers   May 22, 10am-2pm

Village Days: Pinch Pots   June 18, 10am-3pm

Basket Weaving: Wickerweave Round Baskets   June 18, 10am-3pm

Open Flames Cooking   June 19, 9am-1​pm



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