Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton purchases 485-acre farm across the Potomac from Mount Vernon to save it from development as an oil tank farm.
The Accokeek Foundation is formed with Mrs. Bolton serving as its first president.
National Colonial Farm is established as a living demonstration of 18th century Tidewater farming and husbandry.
Piscataway Park is dedicated in a ceremony on Washington’s birthday.
18th century tobacco barn relocated and built on the National Colonial Farm.
Native Tree Arboretum dedicated.
Reconstruction begins on the Laurel Branch house, which was built circa 1770, then moved to the National Colonial Farm to preserve its architectural history.
The Sustainable Harvest, Adaptive Research, and Education community supported agriculture (SHARE CSA) program begins, one of the first of its kind in the region.
New “green” Education Center opens to host school tours, educational programming, and meetings.
Captain John Smith Geocache Trail launched in ceremony at Piscataway Park.
Accokeek Foundation is the first recipient of the American Alliance of Museum’s Innovation in Museum Education Award, for the new Eco-Explorers: Colonial Time Warp tour.
Accokeek Foundation kicks off “60 Years of Stewardship” celebration at new park sign dedication event with Congressman Steny Hoyer.