From johnny cakes to farced cabbage to pawpaw pudding, cook up history with the Boltons and help prepare 18th century recipes on the National Colonial Farm from 12:30-2:30pm.
Man’s best friend played many roles in the 18th century. One of the most useful was for protection and security. See the resident working dog, Jack, in action with our Hog Island sheep.
Follow the journey of an important 18th century commodity with experts from our volunteer based textiles club, Stitch n’ Time. From 1-4pm, try your hand at a spinning wheel or drop spindle with wool from our heritage breed sheep.
A wool dyeing demo will take place inside of the Education Center.
Relatively common in the colonial households, Elissa Parish of Oldtown, Maryland will be demonstrating tape or box looms made by her husband, Paul. She will be discussing the various types, their history, and origins. She will demonstrate the warping and weaving process, as well as having some of her work on display.
Using a genuine 1770’s surveyor’s compass, authentically reproduced chain and chaining pins, Paul Parish of Oldtown, Maryland will demonstrate 18th century land surveying principles and practices, as well as explain the requirements for land to be acquired.
- ginger tincture
- echinacea tincture
- Moroccan mint tea
- sorrel and mint tea
- fire cider tonic
Performances throughout the day.