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Events 2017

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2017 Calendar


Twelfth Night Ball, January 14, 2017, 7:30 p.m. Cap off the holiday season in festive style at our Regency ball and supper. Period attire admired, but not required and black tie is also welcome. Registration required by December 31. Cost: Resident $40; Non-Resident $52; Ages 18 & up.


Out of the Shadows: Illuminating African-Americans This exhibit sheds more light on Riversdale's enslaved and free African-American residents through the 1860s. February 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, & 26 from 12:15 to 3:15 pm. The fee-based event includes a guided tour of the museum.
Out of the Shadows: A Woman's Work is Never Done , Sunday, February 26, noon - 3 p.m. Meet members of the Kitchen Guild as they perform some of the never-ending tasks that their sisters, enslaved and free, would have done at Riversdale during the 19th century. Fee includes a tour of the historic house: $2/ages 5-18; $5/ages 18-59; $4/ages 60 & up; FREE/ages 4 & under.


The Riversdale Chamber Music Society, Sunday, March 6, 2017, 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Join us as the U.S. Army String Quartet interprets the theme "Styles"! Be sure to stay and enjoy a reception with the musicians after the performance. FREE. All ages welcome.
Tasting the Past: Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth, Saturday, March 11, 2017, 1:30 p.m. Join our foodways historian for a look at the history of sugar and dessert, including a tasting of a variety of sweet treats. Resident: $12; Non-Resident: $16; Ages 12 & up
Kitchen Guild Open House, Sunday, March 19, 2017, 1 p.m. Kick off the spring opening of the open hearth kitchen and try something new! Learn tips and tricks from Kitchen Guild members you can use in your own kitchen while sampling dishes and chatting with members about volunteer opportunities. Registration required by March 10. FREE. Ages 14 & up


The Riversdale Chamber Music Society, Sunday, April 23, 2017, 2:30-4 p.m. This free indoor concert features music by some of the most talented University of Maryland musicians. FREE. All ages.
Tavern Night, Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8 p.m. Make merry with the lively sounds of the Ship's Company Chanteyment as our basement transforms into a 19th century tavern. Enjoy food, beverages, and a souvenir glass. Advance payment required by April 14. Resident: $25; Non-Resident: $33. Ages 21 & up.


Mother's Day in the Garden, Sunday, May 14, 2017, 12:15-3:15 p.m. Celebrate mom, grandma, or another special lady with a FREE guided tour of the house. End the afternoon with a glass of lemonade and a stroll through the garden. FREE; limited to one free tour per paid admission. All ages welcome.

**Resident fees apply to residents of Prince George's and Montgomery counties. Please note that popular programs where reservations are required may sell out prior to the registration deadline noted.

2016 Events