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Dandelion History and Fun Craft

Did you know that dandelions are not native to the Americans? They were brought here by Europeans during the seventeenth century. During that time, they were thought to possess medicinal properties. Learn all about the dandelion and a fun craft based on the dandelion from Historic St. Mary’s City.

The History of Shuffleboard

Shuffleboard was also popular in the early American colonies. Bridget Bishop was the first of nineteen people executed for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692. She was somewhat disreputable as she operated taverns which had frivolous games like shuffleboard. So, clearly shuffleboard was well known in England and America from before and after the founding of the Maryland colony. It…

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Historic Sotterly Lecture

We are excited to see local historical institution Historic Sotterley is offering a live stream lecture next week. “Dr. Alan Taylor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, holds the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Chair. A two-time Pulitzer Prize winner in American History, Taylor will speak to his newest publication, Thomas Jefferson’s Education: A social and political history of education in Virginia with an emphasis on…

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