Upcoming Event

Saturdays in the City

Oct 3 recurring event

  • Location: Historic St. Mary's City
  • Time:
    11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Saturday in the City demonstrations and tours are included in the cost of general admission. For further information, please contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990 or email Info@DigsHistory.org

See below for detailed times and programs:

11:00 a.m. Tour: Legends, Lore, and a Little Hocus Pocus (meet at the Plantation Parking Lot) Magic, witchcraft, or just good science? Visit the Spray plantation and learn how 17th-century colonists dealt with death and illness during the harvest season. (duration: approximately 30 minutes)

11:30 a.m. Gunnery demonstration Salute, Signal, and Scatter…Cannons and Communication Learn how and why the crew of Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons and why they are called murtherers (the cannons, not the crew). End with a bang and don’t forget to cover your ears. (duration: approximately 30 minutes)

12:00 p.m.17th-Century Shopping An “Inconvenience” Store How did the colonists go shopping in 17th-century Maryland? The answer is … by appointment only. Come to the Town Center and learn how Mark Cordea sold goods to his fellow colonists and how he added without a modern calculator. (duration: approximately 20 minutes)

12:30 p.m. We Can Build a Boat…Canoe? Visit the Woodland Indian Hamlet and learn how the Yaocomaco people created canoes without metal tools and how fire could be a most valuable tool. (duration: approximately 20 minutes)

1:00 p.m.17th-Century Cooking How would you prepare your food and drink without a refrigerator, stove, or microwave? Meet a member of the plantation household and learn how food was prepared over 300 years ago. (duration: approximately 30 minutes)

1:30 p.m. Impressive Women Meet at the Print House to see a movable type printing press in action and learn about three Maryland women who used this type of machine to change the course of history.(duration: approximately 30 minutes)

2:00 p.m. Salute, Signal, and Scatter…Cannons and Communication Learn how and why the crew of Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons and why they are called murtherers (the cannons, not the crew). End with a bang and don’t forget to cover your ears. (duration: approximately 30 minutes)

2:30 p.m. Fur Factor Witness and learn about the construction methods and materials (including brains) utilized by the Woodland Indians to create clothing from creatures. (duration: approximately 30 minutes)

3:00 p.m. Tour Legends, Lore, and a Little Hocus Pocus (meet at the Plantation Parking Lot)
Magic, witchcraft, or just good science? Visit the Spray plantation and learn how 17th-century colonists dealt with death and illness during the harvest season. (duration: approximately 30 minutes)

Upcoming Dates For This Event:

  • Saturday, October 24
  • Saturday, October 31

Saturdays in the City

18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686

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