Special Tour of the MAC Lab

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory is offering special themed tours at “3:00 on the 30th” of select months throughout the summer. Our special June tour will feature colonial artifacts recovered from important archaeological sites located right here on JPPM property – after your tour you can visit the sites! This guided tour of our state-of-the-art conservation, curation, and research lab is free of charge and no reservation is required. Just stop on by at 3:00 on June 30th!

Bottle recovered intact from the King’s Reach site

*DID YOU KNOW? Tours of the Lab are also available by reservation, for groups large and small, for a small fee. E-mail kconcannon@mdp.state.md.us for more information.

A Small Voice from the Public Archaeology Program

Hello! I am ten years old and I volunteer at Public Archaeology. I love being a junior archeologist! It’s a lot of work, but it’s worth it. Last year, I found a pig bone on the site. It was about 5 inches long! You find brick pieces and oyster shells and ceramic artifacts. You can do it too! Come find artifacts with us!

See you there!

Excavating a pig bone under the watchful eye of staff archaeologists

Interested in joining the fun? E-mail echaney@mdp.state.md.us for more information.

25th Anniversary of Children’s Day on the Farm !

The 1ST SUNDAY OF JUNE every year, we invite you to celebrate Southern Maryland’s rich rural heritage with a day of fun for the whole family! On Sunday, June 6th, 2010, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm, JPPM will enjoy the 25th anniversary of Children’s Day with a variety of fun hands-on activities and demonstrations. Come try your hand at butter-churning and weaving, touch goats and horses at multiple petting zoos, or see a demonstaration about cow milking. Listen to some live Bluegrass music and take an oxen cart ride or a pony ride to round out your day of barnyard fun! And, as always, no Children’s Day on the Farm is complete without the antique tractor parade, which will take place at 2:00 pm.

He’s just sayin’ “Hi”

Go, Buddy, go!