Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pumpkins for Pigs at HSMC

Before you visit Historic St. Mary’s City this fall, pack a pumpkin for the pigs.  Present your squash at the Visitor Center and receive $1 off one admission to the museum.  The plantation pigs love these big orange fall fruits, which often end up in the trash after serving ornamental purposes.  Retired jack-o’-lanterns are most welcome.  The carved grins and grimaces amuse the staff and the pigs, Rosemary, Maizie, Pumpkin, and Scarlet.  Visit the Plantation at 2:30 p.m. and share the pigs’ delight as they consume delectable donations.  One pumpkin per person, per visit please, through the 2009 season.

Don’t miss the new Plantation walking tour at 3 p.m.  Discover how the colonists handled illness and death 300 years ago, when the state of medical arts was a combination of superstition and science.  The tour is included with admission to the museum’s living history sites.

For more information about Historic St. Mary’s City, archaeology, or this event visit or call 240-895-4990 or 800-SMC-1634.

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