Cordage, or flexible line, was vital to the survival of Native Americans. Native American cordage was made from a variety of plant and animal materials. Types of cordage included rope, twine, string, thread, yarn, or any material that can be tied. Cordage was used to keep things together, much like what buttons and zippers do today.
On Sunday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Cordage Making, a program suitable for all ages 5 and older, at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.
The cost is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
In ancient times as today, cordage was used for tying, wrapping, sewing, knitting, binding, lifting objects and other uses. It was also used in basketry, making clothing and more. Cromwell Valley Park will teach you about Native American cordage making techniques and more.
What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road. The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.
There are many family activities suited to children and their families available at Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts.
Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.
Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.
Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.
According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”
Also, visit the reptiles, amphibians, and mammals native to Maryland.
Check out the Cromwell Valley Park for Cordage Making on Sunday, October 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.
Have a great day!
Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234