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July 2013

Breakfast with Sint Niklaas

Event Date:  December 7, 2013 - 9:00am - 12:30pm Seatings at 9 and 11 am! Sint Niklaas, the Flemish forerunner of our modern Santa Claus, is making his annual visit to Riversdale! Children and parents enjoy a Belgian-inspired breakfast, meet Sint Niklaas, and receive a special gift. Children ages 3 to 10 ONLY Advance payment required by November 16 Capacity is limited Sorry, we cannot accommodate walk-ins Residents of Prince Georges & Montgomery Counties: $10/child, $7/adult; Non-Residents: $12/child, $9/adult Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd United States See map: Google Maps

Regency Ladies’ Weekend

Event Date:  November 16, 2013 - 10:00am - November 17, 2013 - 12:00pm Call for details Escape the hustle of modern life and spend the weekend experiencing the life of a Regency-era woman as you explore fashion, cooking, amusements, and more. Delight in the rare opportunity to spend the night in the museum. Advance payment required by November 1. Residents of Prince Georges & Montgomery Counties: $75; Non-Residents: $90 Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Hands-On History: Toys Through Time

Event Date:  October 28, 2013 - 10:00am - 3:00pm Before the days of video games and electronic toys, children entertained themselves with handmade creations. Spend the day off from school creating diversions of your own while learning about 200 years of play and amusement. Advance payment required by October 14 Ages 8-12 Residents of Prince Georges & Montgomery Counties: $18; Non-Resident: $21 Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

A Gothick Moonlit Evening

Event Date:  October 18, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm 200 years ago, John William Polidori published The Vampyre that began the vampire genre. Explore two centuries of vampire tales during a moonlit tour of the grounds with selected readings. End the evening with a cup of cider by the fire. Advance payment required by October 11 Capacity is limited Ages 12 & up Residents of Prince Georges & Montgomery Counties: $10; Non-Residents: $12 Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live

Event Date:  September 28, 2013 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm 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/ Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd. Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Out of the Attic Appraisal Fair

Event Date:  September 21, 2013 - 10:00am - 2:00pm 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.) Reservations required by September 18 Fee: $10 per item Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd United States See map: Google Maps

Grandparents’ Day Tours

Event Date:  September 8, 2013 - 12:15pm - 3:15pm The Calvert children kept in touch with their Belgian grandparents by writing letters. Keep in touch with your own grandparents by bringing them or another special senior guest for a FREE guided tour. Note: Limited to one free tour with each paid admission Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Summer Sips

Event Date:  September 7, 2013 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm Put on your party clothes and enjoy the beauty of the late summer garden as you partake of appetizers and beverages crafted from our own very local, very fresh produce. Advance payment required by August 23 Capacity is limited Ages 21 & Up Residents of Prince Georges & Montgomery Counties: $25; Non-Residents: $30 Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps

Battle of Bladensburg Encampment

Event Date:  August 24, 2013 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm 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, Regular fee for house tours

Caroline’s Birthday Party

Event Date:  July 14, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm Caroline, the oldest child in the Calvert household, was born on July 15. Help us celebrate her birthday! Decorate period cupcakes, enjoy games and refreshments, and make a bonnet for your 18” doll – just like the one Caroline received as a gift from her cousin. Advance payment required by July 8. Ages 5 & up Residents of Prince Georges & Montgomery Counties: $5/child, $3/adult; Non-Residents: $6/child, $4/adult Location Riversdale House Museum 4811 Riverdale Rd Riverdale Park, MD 20737 United States See map: Google Maps