Help investigate sites on the museum grounds by learning how to excavate and recover artifacts alongside JPPMarchaeologists! Volunteer opportunities in the field and laboratory are available during our Public Archaeology session, May to July, every year. Please contact Ed Chaney at 410-586-8554 or email@example.com to plan your visit. Click here for a flyer!
Our hands-on workshops range from making baskets from collected plant materials, carving soapstone figures, making a fire without matches, tanning animal hides, making soap or candles, creating a clay pot and firing it in the village, or sewing an outfit you could have worn in 1812. Each season offers different opportunities to learn new skills so click on the Workshop link to see what we’re doing this year.
Are you looking for something exciting to do this summer? Explore life in the past by learning the skills that Native Americans and Maryland’s colonists used to survive centuries ago or investigate an archaeology site with JPPM staff. Join us for camp in June and July! Click here for more information on our 2013 camps!
Summer Camp Policies
Visit JPPM for exciting hands-on programs specifically designed for Scout groups! Join park staff to complete badge or patch requirements in archaeology and Southern Maryland history. Programs are available for Brownies, Juniors, Seniors/Cadettes, and Boy Scouts.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCOUT PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL FALL OF THIS YEAR.
Boy Scout Merit Badge
Girl Scout Programs
Interested in archaeology…come experience the 2013 Archaeology Speaker Series. Southern Maryland is home to a large number of archaeological sites as well as many talented professionals in the field. Whether you are an archaeologist yourself, or aren’t even sure what an archaeologist does, this free event will be informative and interesting. Monthly lectures will be held Thursday evenings at 7:00 PM, for more information and dates click on the link above.
Seasonal Onsite Programs
Looking for something different to do this month? Check out our season’s schedule to see what’s happening in the Village or take a tour of the Park or Patterson House. Help in the Colonial Revival garden or plant corn in the Native American garden. Learn how to use natural dyes or spin yarn from a wool fleece or find out more about the War of 1812. All these and more are possible, so come see what we’re doing this year.