Hogshead Living History: Laundry Day

Presented by Historic Annapolis

Dates: September 30, 2023 at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Location: Hogshead
43 Pinkney Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: Free
Contact: 410-267-7619
Email: [email protected]
Contact Name: Historic Annapolis


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!

This is a FREE event, but we invite you to consider a $5 donation to support our educational programs, exhibits, and outreach.

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.

Website: https://www.annapolis.org/events/laundress-2023/

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