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News Release, Historic St. Mary’s City

Hearth and Home at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) on November 29 and 30, invites families to explore the skills that allowed people over three hundred years ago to weather the cold and survive. “Getting Stuffed,” highlighting foods that are layered inside one another.

St. Mary’s City, MD- Visit Hearth and Home at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) on November 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where you and your family can explore the skills that allowed people over three hundred years ago to weather the cold and survive. Appropriately, the theme of this year is “Getting Stuffed,” highlighting foods that are layered inside one another.

Guests of HSMC can walk through the outdoor exhibits to take part in many activities and learn about the different cultures that inhabited the area. At the Woodland Indian Hamlet, seasonal tasks include preparing food for winter storage and processing deer parts for tools and clothing. Those visiting the Tobacco Plantation can help Godiah Spray’s family prepare a mid-day meal over an open hearth, or learn about the ways a European’s diet changed when they arrived in the new world and their reaction to the new foods found in the area. In-Town Center, learn how an “ordinary” dinner is made while discovering the businesses “around town.” Down atMarylandDove, watch galley cooking of “ships fare,” and learn what foods were imported to early Maryland.

Guests are encouraged tolend a hand and stir a pot or two and will be able to take home a free recipe booklet to re-create foods enjoyed centuries ago.

Hearth and Home in Early Maryland will take place at Historic St. Mary’s City on Friday, November 29 and Saturday, November 30, 2019. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 seniors, $6 students, and free for those 5 years and under and HSMC Friends members. Guests contributing a non-perishable food item will receive a $1 discount off admission benefiting Southern Maryland Food Bank.

Historic St.Mary’s City is a museum of living historyand archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about the museum contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, orinfo@stmaryscity.org.


David M. Higgins II, Publisher/Editor

David M. Higgins was born in Baltimore and grew up in Southern Maryland. He has had a passion for journalism since high school. After spending many years in the Hospitality Industry he began working in...