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Lee Preston, former president of the Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group, President of the Friends of Patapsco Female Institute and instructor at Howard Community College will discuss the Dorsey Family, Avalon Iron Works and the vital Colonial Iron Industry in Elk Ridge as well as the role that the Patapsco Valley played in the production of iron before, during and after the American Revolution and into the 19th century.
Sponsored in partnership with the Patapsco Heritage Area and the Howard County Library System. Tickets are free, but space is limited and registration is required.
Colonial Market Fair
Saturday, June 10 and 11; 10:00-4:00
Travel back in time to life in the eighteenth century and enjoy an interactive visit with costumed crafters, tradesmen, sutlers and musicians. Stop by Mr. Banneker’s cabin, hike his farmstead trails, and learn the story of this amazing African American writer, astronomer, mathematician and surveyor of our nation’s capital. Lots of hands-on activities including colonial crafts and games for the children.
All ages. Event is FREE, $5 per car donation for parking
For more information: www.ColonialMarketFair.com