Sat, Apr 09

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Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Discovering Archaeology Day

Bring the entire family for a day of free interactive learning and fun with archaeologists from across Maryland and Virginia, including hands-on activities, archaeological site and lab tours, exhibits, games, and cool crafts.

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Discovering Archaeology Day

Time & Location

Apr 09, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd, St Leonard, MD 20685, USA

About The Event

Bring the entire family for a day of interactive learning and fun with archaeologists from across Maryland and Virginia, including hands-on activities for kids of all ages, archaeological site and lab tours, exhibits, games, giveaways, and cool crafts. This event will take place inside and around the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, located on the grounds of the park.  The lab is home to over 10 million archaeological artifacts from across the state and contains one of the largest archaeological conservation labs in the nation-a must-see! There will be food and beverages for sale at the event.  Appropriate for all ages.

Activities include:

  • Have artifact experts identify and date your finds!
  • Participate in an artifact scavenger hunt!
  • Help make a soapstone bowl
  • Watch experts compete in an arrow-making competition
  • Create your own rock art!
  • Mend broken pottery
  • Remote sensing demonstration
  • Eel pot crafting demonstration

For more information, call 410-586-8515

https://jefpat.maryland.gov/Pages/mac-lab/discovering-archaeology-day.aspx

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