Our hands-on workshops range from making baskets from collected plant materials, making a fire without matches, tanning animal hides, making soap or candles, creating a clay pot and firing it in the village, and in the beginning of December, holiday wreaths for your door!  Each season offers different opportunities to learn new skills so look below to see what we’re doing this year.

MAC Lab Workshop

The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) located at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is hosting a two-day workshop focused on artifact identification and field conservation strategies for archaeologists. The workshop is open to any practicing professionals and graduate students in the field of archaeology. Because of limited space and the desire to have hands-on activities, each session will be taught to groups of no more than 10, for a maximum of 20 total participants.

Fee: $120.00/per workshop

For more information call 410-586-8551 or email

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Flint Knapping Workshop

Flint knapping workshop on April 7, 2018.Ever wonder how Native Americans made stone tools? Ever want to learn how to do it? During this workshop you will learn the techniques to turn stone into tools. The workshop will include how to select material, the science behind knapping and the chance to create your own stone arrowheads.This workshop is perfect for ages 13 and up.

Fee: $15/ Friends of JPPM $12

Participants should wear clothes that will get dirty, dress for the weather and pack a lunch.

For more information call 410-586-8501 or email

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From Nature Basket Workshops

Make a beautiful basket from JPPM's wild plants and trees. There are 4 different workshops that include a ribbed melon shaped basket; a basket made from bark; a twined container basket; and a plant dyed reed woven basket. See dates and times below. All materials included in fee.


Fee: $15/ Friends of JPPM $12.50

For more information call 410-586-8501 or email

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Workshop Dates:

April 19th & 20th, 2018 - FULL

9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Workshop Date:

April 7, 2018

11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Workshop Dates:

May 12 - Ribbed Basket - 10 am to 3 pm

June 10 - Bark Basket - 10 am to 1 pm

Aug. 4 - Twined Basket - 10 am to 3 pm

Sept. 22 - Dyed & Woven - 10 am to 3 pm

JPPM's Indian Village also has public programs and other activities. The Village is accessible seven days a week. Some programs are free, some have a fee. Check the individual program listings to see which programs require advance reservations or have a fee. Some programs are hands on activities that everyone can participate in, some are demonstrations done by staff or volunteers. Click here to see what activities are scheduled this year.  For other information call 410-586-8501 or email: