Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Woodland Indian Discovery Day

This Saturday, September 12, visit Historic St. Mary's City and explore ways Maryland’s first people found or made everything they needed to live well in Southern Maryland!

Experiment with shaping a bowl from clay under the tutelage of visiting artisan Keith Grenoble. Try making stone tools. Kirk Drier, a master flintknapper from Oregon Ridge will guide your efforts. The Baltimore Bowyers will teach would-be archers to shoot a bow and arrow. Visitors can discover how the Yaocomaco made fabric as Rodney Ericson guides hide tanning. Learn ways fire was used for cooking and shaping a canoe. Scheduled activities include The Tayac Territory Dancers, who will guide ancient dances at 12 noon and 2 p.m. Make a rattle to keep the beat! On a wild foods walk at 11 a.m. or 1 p.m., see which familiar plants make a good meal. Learn to see the world around you as the Yaocomaco people did and find food, shelter, entertainment, and fashion where you never saw it before.

The event is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Special activities are included in general admission to the museum: $10.00 adult, $8 seniors, $6 students, and $3.50 for children age 6-12. Children under 5 years visit free!

For more information, please contact Historic St. Mary's City at 800-762-1634 or 240-895-4990 or visit http://www.stmaryscity.org/.
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