Explore an Historic Village
On the grounds of Herrington Harbour North Marina, historic buildings have been assembled and reconstructed in an historic village. Herrington Harbour owner Steuart Chaney saved the first building, the Nutwell School, in honor of his great-aunt, who taught there, commuting weekly by horseback.
The Deale Area Historical Society reanimates the village. Today, you can help hard-working housewives, farmers, watermen and students carry out the jobs that would have been daily chores in the early 1900s. Churn butter, crank the ice cream freezer, make a needlework sample and tie mariner’s knots. Sample Depression cake and take home the recipe. Students learn to read and recite in the one-room school. Connect with your War of 1812 ancestors. Chat with a tobacco farmer and a waterman. When the chores are finished, attend church or a Beneficial Society meeting. Refreshments sold by Honey’s Harvest.
1-5pm: free. Deale Area Historical Society, Historic Village Museum at Herrington Harbour North Marina, 389 Rt. 256, Tracys Landing: www.dahs.us