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Having Fun with History

Here at the Gate House, we strive to make our collections accessible and approachable by all ages. 

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1910s and 20s Bake Along

Test out historical recipes by rival baking powder companies

Our Ephemera Collection includes all kinds of post cards, souvenirs, and cook books from many eras. Student volunteer, Katie Opauski, has chosen five recipes (ten total) that are VERY different in each decade. Pick up a recipe book  in person after August 1st (or download it here), Follow our event on Facebook for video how-tos,  and to share your brave attempts (facebook event linked below).

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First Person Interpretation

Tours of the Gate House with a c. WWI costumed interpreter are available by appointment. 

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Hands-on Exhibits

Look for the Orange Hands!

Many of the artifacts we have on display are interactive and touchable. 

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Scout Programs

Tour the Gate House or nearby site to suit your current badgework. Contact us to see how you can add local history to your skills development.

Civics Day 2024 (May 11 1-3pm at the Sykesville Town House): Citizenship in the Community (Boy Scouts), and Celebrating Community (Girl Scouts) work will be available.

Arts badges: focus on painted photography of the Jones Sisters and downtown public art

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