Home Grown: Building a Period Native House from Scratch
St. Mary’s City, MD – November 16, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
How do you build a house with no blueprints, no supplies, and no budget? Challenge accepted! In this free lecture, learn about trials and successes involved in building Native American houses. Join Samuel Pratt, Site Supervisor of the Woodland Indian Hamlet at Historic St. Mary’s City and Nate Salzman, Village Manager at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum as they discuss the finer points of how to construct a Native American home, sometimes with nothing more than their wits and the supplies gathered from local environments. They have literally built these houses from the ground up. But this talk isn’t just about building practices. It will also highlight how learning through doing has provided them new insights into the culture of the Piscataway and Yaocomaco peoples.
The evening lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held inside the Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686.
Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and 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, or firstname.lastname@example.org.