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Way back to school day at historic St. Mary’s City

8/2/2013, 6:53 a.m.
Shake off the summer cobwebs and experience a 17th-century child’s education! During Way Back to School Day at Historic St ...

— Shake off the summer cobwebs and experience a 17th-century child’s education! During Way Back to School Day at Historic St Mary’s City on August 10, 2013 you will find out what kids were learning 350 years ago. Meet us at the Visitor Center — 18751 Hogaboom Lane in St. Mary’s City for a morning of hands-on history and fun— all activities are especially eared for kids age five and older.

Practice your penmanship with quill writing exercises and make a colonial toy to take home. At the waterfront, race model boats and try a scavenger hunt. Head over to the Woodland Indian Hamlet to find out what education meant to a Yaocomico child. Hone your hunting skills through foot races, rock throwing competition, and a game of corn cob darts. Lend a hand in the mat weaving then help hollow out a canoe. Who is ready for school to start again? Test your knowledge in a colonial spelling bee!

Way Back to School Day at Historic St. Mary’s City will take place on August 10 from 10 a.m. to noon. Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students, and free for those five years and younger. Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland.

For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, or 800-SMC-1634, or email: info@stmaryscity.org.