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On This Web Page - Public Programs, Living History Programs, Especially for Schools and Youth Groups

Public Programs

Food for Thought Series
The Rabbi Who Went to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Friday, November 1, 2013
Masonís - 2nd Floor
22 S. Harrison Street, Easton

Join Rabbi Peter Hyman for an interesting lunchtime presentation about his recent trip to Saudi Arabia. He will intertwine ancient, modern, and local threads into the discussion.
Menu Options:
Soup and sandwich daily special
Mason’s burger with or without cheese
Artisanal salad with assorted berries, goat cheese, almonds, and chicken
Charleston with avocado, tomato with or without bacon
Drink, cookie or brownie, and gratuity included.
$25 per HSTC member or $35 per non-member

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1812-1814 Living History at Waterfowl Festival 1812 troupe

Our War of 1812 Living History Troupe will be demonstrating traditional skills on HSTC property during Waterfowl Weekend. Our actors tell the public about life during the federal era, including crafts, games, and food.

Bus Trip to Odessa
Wednesday, December 4
10 a.m. Depart from Creamery Lane at the Easton Volunteer Fire Department
5 p.m. approximate return time

Travel by bus back in time to the historic houses of Odessa, DE decorated for their Holiday Celebration, an annual tradition celebrating the season through interpretive scenes from classic literature. Enjoy a lunch buffet at Cantwellís Tavern, a casual restaurant in historic Odessa with a relaxed atmosphere and early 19th Century ambiance. Then tour Odessa from 1 to 3 pm.
HSTC Members $55/Non-Members $70 Price includes bus, meal, tour and gratuities.

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2014 will be our Diamond Jubilee 60th anniversary!
January 14 - Paint a historic replica bowl at Clay Bakers. 1 pm and 6 pm.

You can Participate in one of our Living History Programs

1812-1814 Acting Troupe 1812 troupe

Various events are being held around Maryland as part of the War of 1812 bicentennial. The Troupe sets up "camp" and demonstrates traditional skills at many of them. Our actors tell the public about life during the federal era. You are welcome to join. We will help you put together an 1812 era costume for War of 1812 bicentennial. See what we do on this video on youtube. Call Beth with questions 410-822-0773 or email curator
Troupe Schedule 2013
April 20 Easton Farmerís Market
April 25 Showing of "Anthem" in Easton
April 27 & 28 Wine Fest in St. Michaels
May 4 Multicultural Festival in Easton
May 11 1812 Exhibit opening at CBMM
May 11 Kitchen & Garden Tour in Easton
May 27 Memorial Day Parade in Chestertown
June 1 St. Michaels Farmer's Market
June 15 Easton Farmerís Market with Kindred Spirits
July 13 & 14 Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Show
August 10 Battle of St. Michaels
August 31 Caulk's Field Remembered
November 8-10 Waterfowl Festival in Easton

War of 1812-1814 Militia
1812 militia man

Calling all men of Talbot County to join the War of 1812 Eastern Shore Militia. Experienced military re-enactor John Wyman will explain what the militia will be doing in the next years. New recruits will get drilled in the manual of arms.

The Eastern Shore Militia is a project of the Eastern Shore War of 1812 Consortium, made possible with funding from the State of Marylands War of 1812 Bicentennial Commission and the counties of Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Annes and Talbot.  It is being administered by the Historical Society of Kent County in cooperation with the Friends of Kent County, Maryland War of 1812, and the Eastern Shore War of 1812 Consortium. 

For specific questions about the militia, contact John Wyman.
Photo taken by Kevin Hemstock at Caulkís Field.

Fair Plays Vintage Base Ball Team

Play Base Ball the old-fashioned way - just like they did in 1864. Our team plays April - October.
Click on the photo below to go to the team's webpage to get a complete schedule.

Especially for Schools and Youth Groups

Longwoods One-Room School Program
Field Trip for Schools and Youth Groups
The little red schoolhouse at Longwoods is once again filled with children. "A Day at a One-Room Schoolhouse" is a new field trip option for fourth grade students. The Historical Society of Talbot County has been working with the Talbot School District to create a day in the year 1900 that also meets modern state curriculum standards. Funding for this project was provided by the Talbot County Garden Club.
To schedule a field trip, or for more information, contact the Curator at 410-822-0773 or email to curator

Traveling Trunk Program
The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) and the Historical Society of Talbot County are partnering to bring traveling trunks to the Eastern Shore!

Filled with reproduction primary source artifacts and documents, lesson plans, activity suggestions, worksheets, and audiovisual materials, these kits are excellent resources for teaching Maryland and United States history!
For only $40, teachers may rent our Growing Up in Maryland (K-3), or Tools of the Historian (4-12) for three weeks. Teachers must pick the trunks up from and return them to the Historical Society of Talbot County in Easton (trunks are also available for round trip shipping from MdHS for $85). Donít miss this great opportunity!
To book a trunk, please call Gayle Shank, Education Programs Assistant, at 410-685-3750 ext. 334 or email her at gail.
Please see the Maryland Historical Society website for more information on the trunks and images of trunk contents.

Teacher comments:
Growing Up in Maryland - My kindergarten students loved the trunk. The lesson plans were great. We made larger prints of the paper dolls and my students cut out the dolls. Most of them have never seen paper dolls. Even the boys loved the dolls.
Tools of the Historian - I best liked artifacts related to Baltimore Fire, high level of questions, variety of artifacts.
A Stitch in Time: Quilts - I liked the template quilt block game Ė students were creative and loved it!

Third Grade "My Community" Assignment
Information about some select historic sites can be found at Talbot County Community

Fourth Grade Postcards Assignment
A few of our images are available at Talbot County Postcards.

Cancellation Policy for All Programs:
Registrants who cancel 8 or more days in advance of a program will receive a full refund. Registrants who cancel 7 or less days in advance of the program will not receive a refund unless the participantís spot can be filled. If HSTC cancels a program because of weather, insufficient registration, or any other reason, registrants will receive a full refund. HSTC will accept a registration fee as a donation in lieu of attendance to any program.

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