Native peoples have lived in North and South America for thousands of years prior to American colonization by Europeans. In Maryland they were known as Eastern Woodland peoples with tribes comprising of the Nanticoke, Piscataway, Susquehannock, Accohannock, and others. Besides being effective crop farmers they were also skilled hunters. Typical game consisted of rabbit, deer, beaver, squirrel, turkey, duck, goose, and partridge. Check out Cromwell Valley to learn about the hunting tools used by Eastern Woodland peoples.
Native Americans of Maryland
On Sunday, November 8 from 1 p.m.to 2:30 p.m.; Cromwell Valley Park is offering Native Americans of Maryland, a program suitable for ages 5 and older at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.
The cost is free for members and non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
Learn about the Native Americans of Maryland and how they used spears, rabbit sticks, bows, and arrows to be effective hunters.
What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road? The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.
There are many family activities suited to children and their families available at Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts.
Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.
Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.
Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.
According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”
Also, visit the reptiles, amphibians, and mammals native to Maryland.
Check out Cromwell Valley Park on Sunday, November 8 from 1 p.m.to 2:30 p.m. for Native Americans of Maryland. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.
Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234