An unforgettable living history experience for learners of all ages.
Nestled among Maryland’s mountains is St. Joseph’s Academy, Mother Seton’s historic 19th century boarding school. You’ll meet the Seton Shrine’s celebrated Junior History Interpreters – girls ages 8-16 who portray real students of Mother Seton and her Sisters. Jump back in time with stories, music, farm animals, and more.
What To Expect:
Most visitors will spend about two hours at the Shrine.
You will encounter many historical interpreters, many of whom portray actual students from Mother Seton’s time! Don’t be shy: you are encouraged to speak with them, but don’t be surprised if their knowledge doesn’t exceed the year 1818.
Visit the farm animals from Cruann Farms Petting Zoo
Move your muscles and learn how physically taxing doing laundry could be
Try your hand at fiber arts
Learn how to write with a nib pen and ink
Dabble in some watercolor
Break a sweat at colonial dancing and outdoor games