Upcoming Event

Homeschool Fridays

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Oct 2

  • Location: Historic St. Mary's City
  • Time:
    10:00 AM to 10:30 AM

Historic St. Mary's City is offering specially designed homeschool workshops for children ages 6 and up of all learning abilities in a small, personalized outdoor setting.


$8/ HSMC Members or $10/Non-Members

Register for one, the second will cost:$5/ HSMC Members or $7/Non-Members

Includes workshop and self-guided museum visit. Registration is required, payment is due upon registration.

Contact: Groups@DigsHistory.org or call 240-895-4980

Workshop details

10:30 a.m.—12 p.m. Cochineal Natural Dye: Join HSMC for an informative and fun hands-on workshop to learn about the history and traditions of the sacred red dye made from the Cochineal insect. Participants will gain an understanding of the biology and chemistry of using natural materials to achieve color and learn about traditional dyeing methods.

10:30 a.m.—12 p.m. Maritime History through Art and Communication: Students will have the opportunity to learn the artistic skills required of 17th-century sailors and the ways in which they would communicate. Participants will have the opportunity to board Maryland Dove. learn knot tying and about nautical charts, and see a gunnery demonstration.

1—2:30 p.m. What Makes a Witchott?: Join HSMC at the Woodland Indian Hamlet to discover what makes a witchott, how the site builds and maintains the houses, and work on one of the many tasks needed to keep our witchotts up and running.

1—2:30 p.m. Who Were They and Who Are You?: Participants will look at genre paintings, learn about symbolism, and see reproduction artifacts that appear within the paintings. Participants will have an opportunity to make their own portraits using 17th-century objects and symbols

Homeschool Fridays

47418 Old State House Road
St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686