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Hogshead Living History: Laundry Day

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023

Location: Hogshead, 43 Pinkney Street

Time: 11:00 am (EDT) - 3:00 pm (EDT)

Stop by Hogshead on Saturday, September 30, and you’ll find out how laundry was done in the 1800’s!

Meet our presenter, Roberta Perkins, and learn about Maria Maynard, a free African American laundress who worked in Annapolis before the Civil War. See wooden tubs, washboards, irons, and soap – and see what it took to complete this laborious chore in the 19th century. Visitors can participate in washing small pieces of clothing!

Cost: Free ($5 suggested donation)

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About Our Presenter: Through her historical interpretations, Roberta Perkins brings to life the stories of free Black women in the early and mid-1800’s. Roberta started her career at Fort Delaware State Park in 2013, she researched, created, and presented Jane, a laundress, who worked for the Confederate officers held as prisoners there. Since then, she has portrayed laundresses at Handsell House and the Colonial Market Fair in Maryland.

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