Hands-on History: Beef & Leather

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action during this fall’s hands-on history demonstrations. This weekend’s theme is Beef & Leather: A Whole Cow Know-How. On Saturday, cook up some colonial beef recipes on the open hearth. On Sunday, see 18th-century leather-working in action. Hands-on History demonstrations take place on the National Colonial Farm…

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Hands-on History: Ye Olde Closet

See the skills and trades of 1770 in action during this fall’s hands-on history demonstrations.

This weekend’s theme is Ye Olde closet. Go behind-the-seams and learn who wore what in 18th-century Maryland.

Hands-on History demonstrations take place on the National Colonial Farm between 1 and 5 pm. They are free to attend.

Guided Nature Hike: Who’s Hibernating?

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 guided nature hike is Who’s Hibernating? $5/person or Free for AF members Hikes depart from the…

Guided Nature Hike: Fall Foliage

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 guided nature hike is Fall Foliage. Discover why trees change colors while taking in the beauty…

Guided Nature Hike: Animal Tracking

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 guided nature hike is Animal Tracking. Learn the basics of animal tracking and how to solve…

Guided Nature Hike: Indigenous Trees

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 guided nature hike is Indigenous Trees. Learn how to identify trees native to Piscataway Park while…

Guided Nature Hike: Nature Photography

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 guided nature hike is Nature Photography. Learn some tips and tricks for photographing nature on your…

Guided Nature Hike: Forest Bathing

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 guided nature hike is Forest Bathing. Slow down and spend some time taking in the forest.…

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…