Upcoming Event

Summer Adventure Day Workshops

Jul 14 - Jul 16

  • Location: Historic St. Mary's City

Summer Adventure Day Workshops
Summer is the time for fun and adventure. HSMC offers a great outdoor environment for creative learning that is designed for kids with curious minds, who want to learn a new skill.

Wednesday, July 14. Summer Adventure Day Workshops - Waterfront Wonders
Come spend the morning exploring the HSMC’s Waterfront. Come onboard the Maryland Dove and experience the life of a sailor long ago. Learn about the journey, work, meals, and pastimes. What was the river like? What resources did it provide to those who settled here?
Participants will explore the waterfront environment first-hand and learn about the St. Mary’s River and will have the opportunity to make their own fishing poles, learn basic fishing techniques, and try out their new skills in a catch and release activity.
9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Space is limited - registration required, payment in full is required at the time of registration.
Contact Programs@DigsHistory.org for further information.
Ages 8-12 $20 General / Members $15

Thursday, July 15. Summer Adventure Day Workshop - Experimental Archaeology
What is experimental archaeology? Experimental archaeology is a hands-on way to gather knowledge about how things were made long ago. With limited availability of primary sources, how did Maryland’s first residents use their environment to make tools, shelter, clothing, food, and recreation? Through discussions and hands-on activities using natural resources found in the area, participants in this workshop will try to recreate some techniques of long ago while learning new skills.
9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Space is limited - registration required, payment in full is required at the time of registration.
Contact Programs@DigsHistory.org for further information.
Ages 7- 12 $20 General / Members $15

Friday, July 16. Summer Adventure Day Workshop - Fiber Arts
Come enjoy the world of natural fibers. Workshop participants will learn the 17th-century methods of working with textiles, including sewing, embroidery, spinning wool with a drop spindle, felting, and using natural plant materials to create dyes.
9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. Rain or Shine.
Space is limited - registration required, payment in full is required at the time of registration.
Contact Programs@DigsHistory.org for further information.
Ages 7-12 $20 General / Members $15

Summer Adventure Day Workshops

18559 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary's City, Maryland 20686

Website Email