Calling all pre-historic creature lovers! Did you know that Hammond-Harwood House has a connection to one of the earliest pre-historic excavations in America?
Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827) was a famous painter who grew up in Annapolis, and many of his painting are in the Hammond-Harwood House. Peale was more than just a painter, he was also an early scientist who excavated mastodon bones from the Hudson Valley in New York. Peale later displayed the mastodon model in his own natural history museum in Philadelphia.
The program will start out inside the mansion by looking at a painting of a parrot done by Peale, and talk about his natural history museum. After children will go into the garden and listen to the book about Peale’s excavation to unearth the bones of the mastodon. Lastly, children will make a dinosaur model made from black paper and Q-tips to take home.
FREE thanks to the Winifred Gordon Art & Wellness Series: Kids Addition.
Donations are appreciated.