Hands-on History: Food Preservation

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action, led by local experts and educators in authentic historic dress. This weekend on the National Colonial Farm, explore 18th-century food preservation methods. Help dry fruit for the fall and winter months, see how root vegetables are stored, and check out the 18th-centuries version of the fruit…

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Guided Nature Hike: Nature Journaling

Explore the natural wonders of Piscataway Park with a guided trail walk led by an educator. Identify plants and animal life, learn about wild edible plants, or explore the changes in the Potomac River landscape over time. This weekend’s hike is Nature Journaling! A guided hike which includes tips for how to keep your very…

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Children’s Day

Spend a day in the life of 18th-century Marylanders! The year is 1770, and this small farm is bustling with activity. Discover the sights, sounds, and even some of the smells that the children of the past experienced every day. You’ll even get to take home your very own keepsake from times of yore! $5/person,…

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Farm to Community Table

The 2019 Accokeek Foundation Agriculture Conservation Corps (ACC) interns present a “Farm to Community Table” lunch series featuring food grown, harvested, and prepared by the interns with help from local chefs. FOREST TO TABLE July 19, 1-3 pm Taste the forest instead of wasting the forest. This lunch features native edibles harvested from the forest.…

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Museum Theater: Reunion of Cate & Jack

Experience the drama of family life in 1770 with scripted vignettes featuring residents of the National Colonial Farm. This weekend’s theater presentation is “Reunion of Cate & Jack: A Cate Sharper Story.” In 1765 Cate Sharper’s son Jack was sold away before he had even reached his 13th year of life. Heartbroken at the loss…

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Escape Farm

Will you escape the farm before it’s too late? Want to do an escape room, but you’re a bit claustrophobic? We’ve got you uncovered. Escape Farm challenges you to investigate the National Colonial Farm’s historic houses and gardens to uncover clues and solve historical puzzles. Will you be able to repair your broken time machine…

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Fairy Trail Grand Opening

Celebrate the grand opening of the Piscataway Park Fairy Trail on the summer solstice—a magical day for the fairy folk.  For the first time ever, the Forest Fairies of Piscataway Park are opening up their homes and inviting visitors into their world to learn about the forest they call home. Join us on June 21…

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Museum Theater: Sisters Forever

Experience the drama of family life in 1770 with scripted vignettes featuring residents of the National Colonial Farm. This weekend’s museum theater presentation is “Sisters Forever: A Cate Sharper Story” Two sisters—one free, the other enslaved—prepare for the reunion of a lifetime. Museum theater presentations are free to attend. They take place on the National…