Welcome to Evergreen!
At Evergreen, we believe in Learning by Doing. Using our 130-acre historic farm and surrounding forest as an outdoor classroom, we offer opportunities for hands-on learning about the world around us. Our abundant natural resources provide a meaningful place for children, youth, and adults to learn, grow, and thrive. Read more about our mission to empower children through experiential education HERE.
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Thank you for visiting! – Janice Keene, President Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation
NEW! Living Off the Land Agricultural Museum
In 2017-18, the EHC Foundation restored the property’s bank barn, which per historical experts was professionally built over 200 years ago. With the restoration of the upper barn complete, the EHC turned its attention to establishing the agricultural museum in the Barn’s lower level stables. The museum’s objective is to share the heritage and history of 200 years of rural Western MD farm life through the display of handmade tools and implements telling the story of the farm. Both the farmhouse and the barn will be available for public tours, school field trips, and bus tours once Maryland’s gathering restrictions are lifted.
This new museum was set to debut with Evergreen’s Spring open house event and plant sale, however, due to gathering restrictions, the in-person event was postponed. In the meantime, Evergreen offers the public a virtual tour of the new Living Off the Land Agricultural Museum, housed in the stables of the recently restored 200 year old Evergreen Barn. The new Museum is filled with hundreds of farm antiques and artifacts that tell the story of farming at Evergreen from its settlement in the late 1700s. The EHC has developed a guided video tour and a short clip which gives a brief glimpse into the Agricultural Museum. CLICK HERE
School’s Out! Let’s Head to Camp!
Our camps are about fun, friends and learning and our experienced staff love exploring Evergreen’s 130 acres with the campers.The gardens, orchards, pond, forest and streams are the perfect place for kids to meet the farm in a safe outdoor learning environment. However, this year, due to COVID-19 we have developed alternatives to on-site camp and new policies to address health concerns.
We have modified our regular summer camp program this year and are offering one week of On-Site Camp and our new Camps in a Box! The On-site Evergreen Adventure Camp will be exciting, fun and action-packed but also safe while following the Governor’s and CDC health guidance. We will also have four Camp in a Box offerings available for at home participation: Arts; Science Discovery, Young Naturalist, and Outdoor Recreation. Camp in a Box, our virtual camp kits, will include five days of activities with instructions and supplies, access to Google Classroom videos, and connection with the instructors and other campers to share projects and ask questions.
Click HERE to learn more and register.
Take a virtual tour of the Evergreen Heritage Center
Tour our award-winning programs in action, and learn about our unique history spanning three centuries.
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Check out this article on the newly renovated barn HERE