Saturday, May 4th
Saturdays at Burnside Overview
The first Saturday of each month from May-October we invite the public to visit Burnside Plantation for historic free fun!
Visitors will learn more about our “farm in the city” which has been a part of the Moravian community since 1748. Visitors of all ages can tour the Burnside House and barn and experience colonial cooking demonstrations in the Summer Kitchen.
Families can also enjoy crafts and interactive activities like storytime and hands-on history lessons.
Create your own Model Habitat!
Did you know that the Monocacy Creek is one of the few wild urban trout streams in the United States? Learn about the role trout play in the local ecosystem and create your own model habitat
Make your own Weathervane!
The ability to predict the weather played a crucial role in colonial farming. Learn more about the tools farmers used in the 18th and 19th centuries to determine how to plant crops for the best harvest and make your own weathervane!
Make your own Bee Hotel!
Did you know that certain bees are on the endangered species list? Learn about the crucial role bees play in pollination and make your own bee hotel to provide a nesting space for these hard-working critters!
August 3 from 10 am – Noon
Create your own Walking Paper Horse
Learn how horse-powered machinery impacted colonial farming practices and create your own walking paper horse! While you’re here, be sure to check out the high-power horse wheel!
September 7 from 10 am – Noon
Make your own Corn Husk Doll
Corn played an important role in colonial agriculture. Learn about the multiple uses of this crop and make your own corn husk doll to celebrate the harvest! This popular 19th century toy dates to the beginnings of corn agriculture over 1,000 years ago.
October 5 from 10 am – Noon
Make your own Decorated Bird Feeder
Colonial farmers were very resourceful! Instead of throwing out certain materials they found additional uses for those waste products. Upcycle a tin can to make your own decorated bird feeder.
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