J u ly - d e c e m b e r 2 0 1 2 C a l e n d a r of E V E N TS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
12:15 -3:15 PM
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
9 AM & 11 AM
GRANDPARENTS’ DAY TOURS
BREAKFAST WITH SINT NIKLAAS
Bring your grandparent for a FREE guided tour of the house. NOTE: Limited to one free tour with each paid admission.
Ever wonder where the tradition of hanging stockings came from? Learn about this tradition while visiting with Sint Niklaas, the Flemish forerunner of our modern Santa Claus. Children enjoy a Belgian-inspired breakfast with their parents and receive a gift. Children ages 3-10 ONLY. Advance payment required by November 16; capacity is limited. Fee: Resident* $10/child, $7 adult; Non-Resident $12/child, $9/adult. Sorry, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
OUT OF THE ATTIC APPRAISAL FAIR Bring up to 4 items for evaluation by Weschler’s, appraisers and auctioneers of Washington, DC. You may substitute photos for large items. Weschler’s does not appraise antiquities, books, foreign coins, stamps, or toys. This program benefits the Riversdale Historical Society. Reservations required by September 12. Fee: $10 per item
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
TWELFTH NIGHT BALL
12 NOON -2 PM
SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE MUSEUM DAY LIVE!
Come in period attire or black tie to celebrate the traditional end of the holiday season at this Regency-style ball. Advance payment required by January 4; capacity is limited. Fee: Resident* $35; Non-Resident $42
Riversdale is joining museums across the country and opening its doors for FREE during this annual event hosted by Smithsonian Media. Find out more and print the required ticket here: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday/
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
WAR OF 1812
HANDS-ON HISTORY: A DAY IN THE FEDERAL CITY
Spend the day off from school experiencing what it would have been like to travel into Washington, DC, in 1805. How would you get there? Where would you go? What would you see? Ages 8-12; Advance payment required by October 5. Fee: Resident* $15; Non-Resident $18
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
6:30 PM & 7:30 PM
A GRIMM GOTHICK EVENING
SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
The brothers Grimm published their first collection of stories in 1812 and these terrifying tales were far from the “happily ever-afters” we know today. Join us for a moonlight tour of the grounds with selected readings and enjoy mulled cider by the fire. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and dress for the weather. Ages 12 & up; Advance payment required by October 22; capacity is limited. Fee: Resident* $10; Non-Resident $12
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10
TASTING THE PAST: CIDER SAMPLER Mrs. Calvert bragged about her apple cider. Enjoy a guided tasting of hard ciders from Crispin Cider paired with historically-inspired foods. Ages 21 & up; Advance payment required by November 2; capacity is limited. Fee: Resident* $15; Non-Resident $18
Jazz ON THE LAWN
Two hundred years ago, the United States declared war on Great Britain. In the next three years, Riversdale joins other sites on the StarSpangled Banner Trail to commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812.
BATTLE OF BLADENSBURG ENCAMPMENT Bring the family to join British and American War of 1812 troops as they camp on the lawn to prepare for battle. You could be recruited to join the American militia! There are children’s activities and live music through the afternoon. The Riversdale Kitchen Guild sells period-inspired refreshments. Scouts, call for details about earning a badge! FREE; $2 for house tours.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29
THE ART OF COOKERY MADE FEDERAL AND FANCY Enjoy tastings of 1812-era recipes using produce from Riversdale’s garden and orchard and enjoy Franklin’s 1812-inspired brew. Ages 21 & up; Advance payment required by September 14; capacity is limited. Fee: Resident* $23, Non-Resident $28
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28
AN 1812 WINTER EVENING WEDNESDAYS,
July 25 Cheek to Check August 15 MSG Acoustic Blues Trio Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy some of the area’s top jazz musicians. Buy dinner from the Calvert House or bring a picnic from home. NOTE: Rain date will be the following evening. sponsors:
The concerts are supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.
Pay an evening call on the Calverts, meet visiting military troops, and enjoy refreshments and children’s activities. Fee: $5/adult, FREE children 12 & under accompanied by an adult.
* Resident fees apply to residents of Prince George’s & Montgomery Counties. Please note that popular programs where reservations are required may sell out prior to the registration deadline noted.