Just Desserts at Historic St. Mary's

St. Mary’s City, MD—November 7, 2018 — Round up the family for a visit to Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) and experience how sugar and other sweets were incorporated into the 17th-century diet.   This hearth and home event is a livey exploration of 17th-century foodways that is sure to give you and your crew a new appreciation of modern conveniences.  The museum’s final event of the fall season will occur on November 23 and 24 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

At HSMC, you will be able to watch demonstrations of food preservation and preparation focusing on the use of sweets:  treacle, honey, fruit, and, of course sugar.  Discover the 17th-century versions of sugar coating something and how colonists developed their sweet tooth.  Take home a free recipe booklet so your family can re-create the desserts Maryland’s first citizens would have enjoyed.

Special activities are included in general admission to the museum: $10.00 adult, $9.00 senior, $6.00 for children ages 6 - 18, and free for those 5 years and younger and Friends members.  Bring a non-perishable food item for the Southern Maryland Food Bank and enjoy a $1 discount.  Start your visit at the HSMC Visitor Center (18751 Hogaboom Lane).  Hearth and Home in Early Maryland is presented with generous support from the Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation.
For more information about this event or the museum, call 1-800-762-1634, 240-895-4990, or visit

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