The National Colonial Farm imagines a fictional family—the Boltons—to reveal the realities of life for non-wealthy landowners and enslaved people in early America. How like a winter hath my absence been
From thee, the pleasure of the fleeting year!
What freezings have I felt, what dark days seen!
What old December’s bareness everywhere!
- William Shakespeare The spring equinox is just days away, purple crocuses have emerged as small pools of color among the brown landscape, a
Last weekend we celebrated the many ways that Prince George’s County is rich in both cultural and natural resources. Thank you to everyone who visited during Saturday’s event, and for those many dedicated market customers, we are especially grateful to your commitment to eating local and visiting the farm stand at its special location during the event. This week, we are back at the farm and we will be bringing you the beginnings of summer’s bounty: vine-ripened tomatoes, swee
At the heart of the Accokeek Foundation’s mission is the preservation of an awe-inspiring space where people of all ages, and from all backgrounds, can learn about Maryland’s rich cultural and natural heritage. In this space–Piscataway Park–we interpret life on the Potomac during the 18th century, culturally-significant agricultural practices, and land management practices that are beneficial for the environment. For many decades, this space has been providing a backdrop for
After nearly 2 months of learning about colonial Maryland history, writing scripts, rehearsing, and braving the hot “Dog Days of Summer”, the Museum Theatre interns gave a stellar performance that was both entertaining and educational. This week’s pic features interns, Lindsey Mitchell as “Miss Nancy Marple Fletcher Drew” and Trey Thomas as “Mister Henry Waring Claggett” as they perform Murder on the Potomac. What great caption can you come up with to go along with this photo