JPPM's Exhibit Barn is open Tuesdays 10-4pm, Saturdays 10-5pm and Sundays 1-5pm. We’ll close for winter after October 15th (a Tuesday) and reopen April 15th (the Tuesday before DAD). (Please note that the times may change in 2014). JPPM’s newest addition to the Exhibit Barn, FARMERS, PATRIOTS, and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812, combines informative panels with exciting artifacts and images that help bring the exhibit to life.
New Exhibit: FARMERS, PATRIOTS and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812
Imagine foreign troops have invaded your community. Some say that these troops have no business being here, but others are helping them by serving as spies or navigators—whether because they believe in their cause or because they are afraid, it is difficult to say. What would you do? Fight them in hopes of keeping your farm and family intact? Join them and pray that you have chosen the winning side? Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s new exhibit, "FARMERS, PATRIOTS and TRAITORS: Southern Maryland and the War of 1812" forces visitors to ask themselves these questions, while learning about a conflict that is so important to Maryland’s history.
Antique Farm Equipment
Farm equipment on display in the Exhibit Barn was used on Point Farm, or donated by local farmers and early supporters of JPPM. Farming practices in Calvert County in terms of crops and technology are represented by the equipment shown. Represented in the displays are equipment used for growing, cultivating, and harvesting tobacco, corn, wheat, and vegetable produce for use on the farm. Also represented are pieces of equipment which convert power from either horses, steam, or gas engines by means of large belts to run equipment like saws, grain mills, or threshers. Future exhibits will interpret farm life in southern Maryland.
"12,000 Years on the Chesapeake: an Archaeological Story"
The exhibit 12,000 Years on the Chesapeake, chronicles the dramatic lifestyle changes made over time by our predecessors. The exhibit was JPPM’s first to chronicle the Native American and Colonial past, as revealed by archaeologists, and was once in the Visitors Center. By conveying both the methods of archaeological research and the results, 12,000 Years on the Chesapeake highlights Maryland’s long and varied human past.