• Thomas Stone

    National Historic Site Maryland

Event Details

  • 07/04/2013

    July-4th-THST
    Location: Thomas Stone National Historic Site Time: 9:00 AM to 5:00 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Scott Hill Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 301-392-1776 x303

The agenda for the day's events at Thomas Stone NHS will be as follows:

·10:0 0a.m. until 11:00 a.m.: There will be a Memorial Service at the Stone family cemetery to honor Thomas Stone, signer of the Declaration of Independence. This event is in collaboration with the Thomas Stone Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Port Tobacco Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Southern Maryland Leatherneck Detachment of the Marine Corps League. A historic weapon salute will be fired at the conclusion of the service. Dick Dretsch, Site Manager of Thomas Stone National Historic Site will present opening remarks and Cicero Fain, Professor of U.S. History at the College of Southern Maryland will be the keynote speaker.

·11:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.: Historic Toys Demonstration by NPS staff.

·11:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.: Tours will be offered on the hour and half-hour inside Haberdeventure, the historic home of Thomas Stone. Free Horse and Carriagerides will be offered during the period of 11:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Join the Friends of Smallwood State Parkand Park Staff from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

·1:00 p.m. Welcome and Star Spangled Banner

·1:05 p.m. Colonial music by recorder/flute- Rosewood duo Scheduled every 15 minutes until 3:00 p.m.

·From 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. tours of Smallwood's Retreat will be offered by the Friends of Smallwood State Park; a colonial cooking demonstration will be offered by the Smallwood Foodways Guild and volunteers will be seen wearing period outfits from the Revolutionary War era.

·2:30 p.m. Historical talk on the connection between the Stone family and General Smallwood- Scott Hill of Thomas Stone National Historic Site.

·2:45p.m. A wreath-laying at the monument to William Smallwood by the Sons of the American Revolution on the 115th anniversary of its dedication.