Old days, old waysIf one day of giving thanks for the...

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November 28, 1996|By Kenya Brown

Old days, old ways

If one day of giving thanks for the holiday season isn't enough, the Historic St. Mary's City outdoor museum will present its post-Thanksgiving event, "Giving Thanks: Hearth and Home in Early Maryland," tomorrow and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The 17th century exploration day includes hearth cooking demonstrations. Other hands-on opportunities will be given at the Woodland Indian Hamlet and the Spray Tobacco Plantation.

The Maryland Dove will set sail to the colonies and the galley will prepare the "ship's fare" with bean pottage, cooked greens and hard tack.

At Historic St. Mary's City Museum, Route 5 South, admission is $6.50 for adults, $6 for seniors and students 13-18 and $3.25 for children 6-12. For more information and directions call (301) 862-0960 or 800-SMC-1634. Beginning tomorrow, merchants in Shepherdstown, W.Va., will be sponsoring strolling carolers, peddlers roasting chestnuts, museum, art and photography exhibits, a doll house collection, a craft show and a greens and bake sale. Visitors can enjoy a tree-lighting ceremony, ringing of church bells, a parade, carriage rides, historic home tours and a touring drama. Story presentations and Santa Claus will entertain the children.

The shops in Shepherdstown, W.Va., Route 5 to Martinsburg, invite you to "An Historic Christmas In Shepherdstown" tomorrow through Dec. 8. For details of events of each day, call (304) 876-6255.

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