**Special note- in the event of inclement winter weather,
please assume the Rural Heritage Musuem is closed

Rural Heritage Museum Upcoming Events:

March 14- Garden Activity with the University of Maryland Master Gardeners
Saturday, March 14- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Loppers, Toppers & Early Croppers”

April 11 and 12- Spring Open House
During the 16th Annual Spring Open House, the RHM will be showcased to kick-off the start of a new season.  Special spotlight on the Rural Heritage Transportation Museum. 
Buildings open including Village and Farmstead, Special Transportation features and highlights, Children’s activities with 4-H Youth Development, Master Gardener programming, artisan bread baking

May 9- Garden Activity with the University of Maryland Master Gardeners
Saturday, May 9- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Dynamic Duo’s”

June 13- Garden Activity with the University of Maryland Master Gardeners
Saturday, June 13- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Bean Stalking”

July 11- Garden Activity with the University of Maryland Master Gardeners
Saturday, July 11- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Beans & Berries” Children’s Activity- “A Tisket, a Tasket, a Very Berry Basket”

August 22- Heritage Spudfest- 13th Annual
Saturday, August 22- 10:00a.m.-3:00p.m.
Spudfest is a free one of a kind event that spotlights the potato and its growing process.
Potatoes planted in the Spring are harvested by a horse-drawn plow.  Children can “get dirty” in the potato patch by picking up the crop.  Children must register before 10:45.  Potato pickin’ starts promptly at 11am. 
Special activities and features offered throughout the day:
Museum tours, kitchen with potato food menu, children’s activities with 4-H Youth Development, garden information and activities with the Master Gardeners, outdoor artisan bread baking, Antique Tractor Show and much more. 

August 23- Heritage Fest
Sunday, August 23- times TDB
Step back to the 1800’s while visiting this event showcasing how people lived in early times in Washington County.  Special demonstrations, education, crafts and features. 

September 12- Garden Activity
Saturday, September 12- 11:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Join the Washington County Master Gardeners at the RHM Gardens for gardening information and activities.  (*weather permitting)
Four Square Garden Education Topic- “Bend and Stretch"- late crops and soil testing

December 5 and 6- Holiday Open House and Village Tours
Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6- 1:00p.m.-4:00p.m.
Holiday Open House
Special Holiday Activities and VIllage Tours


 

All dates, times, activities and costs are subject to change.

 

The Rural Heritage Museum is always open
Saturday and Sunday 1pm-4pm and weekdays by
appointment.  Groups are welcome and
encouraged by appointment.