Workshops, Hikes & More


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Upcoming Programs, May

Historical Cooking,   May 7, 1-4pm

Did you know they made mac and cheese in the 18th century? That parmesan was a popular ice cream flavor? Have you ever tried a 200-year-old recipe for onion rings? Join us as we trace the roots of some of today's most popular food in this historical cooking workshop. This workshop is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $20/Friends $18.  Pre-registration required.


Time Traveling Kids Story Time,   May 10, 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.


Basket Weaving: Twill Weave Market Basket,    May 14, 10am-3pm

Learn the herringbone or twill weave to create a market basket that you will be proud to take with you on any errand. Far better than a plastic bag!  This attractive and practical finished basket has a handle and measures approximately 8" x 12" x 12". This workshop is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $20/Friends $18.  Pre-registration required.


Friends Knife Making Class, May 14-15, 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 Member exclusive class. This workshop is appropriate for ages 13 and up. Fee $40. Pre-registration required.


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

From hide scrapers to hair pins, join us in the Village as we explore how Native Americans utilized bone!  Free drop-in program in the Woodland Village.

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

Join us as we take you step by step through the forging and tempering process to create your very own flint and steel! This workshop is appropriate for ages 15 and up. Fee $30/Friends $24. Pre-registration required.


Past Programs


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



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