The HistoriCorps program is hosting volunteer work sessions at the Bostwick House through September and October 2018. The work will focus on the Bostwick House in Prince George’s County owned by the University of Maryland constructed in 1746, this will be the oldest building the organization has ever worked on.
Thirty years before the Declaration of Independence, Christopher Lowndes built this 2 1/2-story brick structure in colonial Bladensburg, Maryland to take advantage of the trade the nearby port provided. The stupendous buttress against the house’s chimney was added in 1793. During the building’s 270 years of life, a number of period-specific details have been added, including its prominent 19th century porch. Bostwick House is on the National Register of Historic Places and a celebrated feature of the town of Bladensburg.
Seven week-long sessions starting after Labor Day, and wrapping up in mid-October. Indoor lodging is provided! Small RVs/trailers can also be accommodated. Volunteers should plan on arriving sometime between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. the first evening of their session and departing after lunch on the last day.