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Accokeek Foundation

Accokeek Foundation People connected to the land and engaged in creating a sustainable world.

As stewards of Piscataway Park–a national park located on the Maryland shoreline of the Potomac River–the Accokeek Foundation carries out its mission to cultivate a passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability through its innovative programs that reach thousands of school youth, engage hundreds of volunteers, and fosters a sense of community with visitors annually.

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Today is the 11th anniversary of the state of Maryland recognition of Maryland Indian Status of the Piscataway Conoy Tri...
01/09/2023

Today is the 11th anniversary of the state of Maryland recognition of Maryland Indian Status of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe and Piscataway Indian Nation. With this recognition, Maryland acknowledged that American Indians have, through their cultural heritage, historical influence, and participation in public life, helped to make the State of Maryland the great State that it is today and have contributed to the prosperity and freedom of our country. It is vital to recognize the important contributions by American Indians to our State’s history and culture, and the fact that “We are still here!”



Photos: Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Piscataway Indian Nation and The Piscataway Conoy Tribe Officially Recognized Maryland By Governor Martin O'Malley And State Of Maryland In Annapolis On January 9, 2012

The Accokeek Foundation is launching a new blog series all about the gardens and crop fields of Piscataway Park! Follow ...
01/09/2023
Green Thumbs Garden Blog

The Accokeek Foundation is launching a new blog series all about the gardens and crop fields of Piscataway Park! Follow along as we document what's "growing on." In this first blog, we focus on working with Prince George's County Summer Youth Enrichment Program interns, the fight against invasive plant species, and preparing the Museum Garden for winter. More info inside!

Read about all of the wonderful work being done in the gardens and fields of Piscataway Park!

01/05/2023

This , we're focusing on the wonderful Java Chicken.
As the second oldest breed in America, Javas were a popular homesteading fowl and was used to develop other breeds such as the Jersey Giant and Rhode Island Red. Now, Java chickens are considered critically endangered. The Foundation preserves heritage breeds like Javas, and the biodiversity they represent ensures a more secure food system for future generations. Learn more about the Java chicken through the links in our story.

Want to raise your own flock of backyard poultry? The Accokeek Foundation is hosting a two-day workshop covering everything a fledgling poultry farmer will need to hit the ground running this season, and tips and tricks to avoid “cluck ups.” Registration info coming soon!

This , we're focusing on the wonderful Java Chicken. As the second oldest breed in America, Javas were a popular homeste...
01/05/2023

This , we're focusing on the wonderful Java Chicken.
As the second oldest breed in America, Javas were a popular homesteading fowl and was used to develop other breeds such as the Jersey Giant and Rhode Island Red. Now, Java chickens are considered critically endangered. The Foundation preserves heritage breeds like Javas, and the biodiversity they represent ensures a more secure food system for future generations. Learn more about the Java chicken here: https://livestockconservancy.org/heritage-breeds/heritage-breeds-list/java-chicken/ and listen to Coffee with the Chicken Ladies podcast all about Javas: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1409773/10855021-episode-83-java-chickens-chickens-at-the-national-colonial-farm-vanilla-custard-ice-cream-the-first-american-cookbook

Want to raise your own flock of backyard poultry? The Accokeek Foundation is hosting a two-day workshop covering everything a fledgling poultry farmer will need to hit the ground running this season, and tips and tricks to avoid “cluck ups.” Registration info coming soon!

01/05/2023

On the new AMDG pod, our guest is Anjela Barnes, VP of Accokeek Foundation, which preserves and protects Piscataway Park in Maryland, part of the traditional homelands of the Piscataway people, of which Barnes is a member. She discusses what justice looks like for Indigenous people — and what injustices have been perpetrated throughout our history.

Listen: http://ow.ly/Vxo550MiLwS

01/04/2023

New Philadelphia National Historic Site has been established as the newest national park to commemorate the history of early 19th century Black pioneers in Illinois. Located near Barry, Illinois, New Philadelphia is the first town known to be officially registered by an African American. Frank McWorter, once an enslaved man, bought his freedom and the freedom of 15 family members by mining for crude niter in Kentucky caves and processing the mined material into saltpeter, by hiring his time to other settlers, and by selling lots in New Philadelphia, the town he founded.

The New Philadelphia site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places - NPS, designated as a National Historic Landmarks Program, and included in the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. New Philadelphia National Historic Site is now the 424th park in the National Park System.

Learn more at: https://www.nps.gov/orgs/1207/new-philadelphia-national-historic-site-new-national-park.htm

Image: Burdick House located in New Philadelphia.

Ready to reimagine what is possible?The Accokeek Foundation is hiring! If you’re dedicated to serving and listening to o...
01/03/2023

Ready to reimagine what is possible?

The Accokeek Foundation is hiring! If you’re dedicated to serving and listening to others, leading with courage and empathy, and transforming relationships to heal land and people, this may be the place for you. We’re a beautiful, diverse work-in-progress, and we’re looking for people who choose to be in the space of learning and growing.

Open positions are included in these photos. Visit accokeek.org/careers for full position descriptions and instructions on how to apply. Come be a steward of change!

Spending time outdoors is the perfect way to kick off 2023! Check out the nature trails in Piscataway Park for your  or ...
01/01/2023
Self-Guided Adventures | Accokeek Foundation

Spending time outdoors is the perfect way to kick off 2023! Check out the nature trails in Piscataway Park for your or download our Nature Scavenger Hunt to search for nature’s most fascinating finds!

For explorers-at-heart of all ages. Adventures that fit into your schedule, these self-guided activities allow you to explore Piscataway Park anytime it's open. From birding to time-travel, there's an adventure for everyone.

In honor of , in May 2022 we spotlighted Laurel Branch House! Laurel Branch was built around 1770 near Waldorf, Maryland...
12/30/2022



In honor of , in May 2022 we spotlighted Laurel Branch House! Laurel Branch was built around 1770 near Waldorf, Maryland by a small landholding family. In 1987, the building was in serious disrepair and slated to be demolished, when it was donated to the Accokeek Foundation. After a restoration to its original layout, Laurel Branch has been a part of our programming ever since. Recent work to restore the replica chimney on the house has completed, and you can once again take a peek inside this 250-year-old structure.

Visitors often notice that the doorways in Laurel Branch are rather low, and taller visitors often have to duck down to pass through the rooms. While it's tempting to believe that everyone in 1770 was shorter, the smaller doorways are designed intentionally to keep heat from escaping the room in cold weather.

To learn more about the buildings of the National Colonial Farm, check out our self-guided colonial buildings tour, "Awnings, Bricks and Clapboard" here: https://www.accokeek.org/selfguided

12/23/2022
2022: A Year in Review

Looking back on this past year, 2022 has been filled with laughter, hard work, and incredible accomplishments. Thank you to everyone who has helped make this year one of growth, learning, and healing. We look forward to what 2023 holds!

Due to forecast icy roads this afternoon, the office and gate will be closed at 3pm today. The gate will reopen at 7am o...
12/23/2022

Due to forecast icy roads this afternoon, the office and gate will be closed at 3pm today. The gate will reopen at 7am on Saturday. Stay safe and warm!

Happy Winter Solstice! It marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This is caused by the northern ...
12/21/2022

Happy Winter Solstice!

It marks the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. This is caused by the northern half of the Earth being tilted as far away from the sun as possible, meaning less light can reach the Northern Hemisphere. It's the perfect day to make a hot cocoa, enjoy a bonfire, and reflect on the changes made over the past year.

Learn more at: https://www.nps.gov/.../naturalphenomena/winter-solstice.htm

Tomorrow is the last day to shop at the Visitor Center Gift Shop before it closes for the season! Come by from 10 am to ...
12/16/2022

Tomorrow is the last day to shop at the Visitor Center Gift Shop before it closes for the season!

Come by from 10 am to 4 pm for unique holiday gifts that support the work the Accokeek Foundation does in Piscataway Park.

*Holiday ornaments
*Historic teas
*Souvenir stoneware mugs
*Piscataway Park tees
*Historic toys
*Locally-made bath and beauty products
*Art prints from community artists
*National Park passport books
*Heritage breed plushies
*Books
*Handmade wool items from the farm's flock of Hog Island sheep

We have something for everyone on your list, and every purchase supports Piscataway Park. We hope to see you tomorrow!

December 18th is your last chance to do your holiday shopping at the Visitor Center! Grab a famous sheep ornament made b...
12/13/2022
Library Favorites: Holiday Gift Guide

December 18th is your last chance to do your holiday shopping at the Visitor Center! Grab a famous sheep ornament made by our Stitch 'n Time volunteers or pick up a shirt celebrating the Foundation's 65th anniversary. Have some last minute holiday shopping to do? Check out our holiday gift guide to find the perfect gifts for those on your nice list!

The Visitor Center is Open December 16th-18th, 2022 from 10am-4pm.

This month we’re doing things a little differently. We’re looking at books available in the park’s Visitor Center that would make the perfect gift this holiday season. Shopping locally is a gift both for the recipient and the local business you buy from.

The Accokeek Foundation is hiring! If you’re dedicated to serving and listening to others, leading with courage and empa...
12/12/2022

The Accokeek Foundation is hiring! If you’re dedicated to serving and listening to others, leading with courage and empathy, and transforming relationships to heal land and people, this may be the place for you. We are a beautiful, diverse work-in-progress, and we’re looking for people who choose to be in the space of learning and growing.

Learn more at accokeek.org/careers or by contacting [email protected].
Not into finance? There are more opportunities listed on the website!

Today, December 12th,  is National Poinsettia Day, but there is more to the history of this plant. The Cuetlaxochitl flo...
12/12/2022
The cuetlaxochitl flower is native to Mexico.

This is a sacred flower that was colonized and written off in history as a "discovery" of Joel Poinsett’s in the 1800's.

Joel Poinsett was a slave owner who promoted white supremacy and slavery in his travels and in his political career. He has also been responsible for the displacement of many indigenous peoples along the way by forcibly removing them from their native lands.

The Cuetlaxochime originally had nothing to do with christianity or Christmas, they were a sacred plant used in ceremonies to celebrate the birth of Huitzilopochtli during our winter solstices. They were also used for medicinal and healing purposes to cure sicknesses, aid the flow of breast milk, as well as for dyeing fabrics.

Reverse the harm by calling our xochime by its original name, Cuetlaxochitl, and correcting those around you.

Pronunciation: Kwe•tla•so•cheetl/Kwe•tla•sho•cheetl

Today, December 12th, is National Poinsettia Day, but there is more to the history of this plant.

The Cuetlaxochitl flower is native to Mexico. It is a sacred plant used in ceremonies to celebrate the birth of Huitzilopochtli during winter solstices. They were also used for medicinal and healing purposes to cure sicknesses, aid the flow of breast milk, as well as for dyeing fabrics. This flower was colonized and written off in history as a "discovery" of Joel Poinsett’s in the 1800's.

Joel Poinsett was a slave owner who promoted white supremacy and slavery in his travels and in his political career. He has also been responsible for the displacement of many indigenous peoples along the way by forcibly removing them from their native lands.

Address the harm by calling the Poinsettia by its original name, Cuetlaxochitl, and correcting those around you.

Pronunciation: Kwe•tla•so•cheetl

Meet our newest tom turkey, Nate! Nate is a Bourbon Red turkey. The Bourbon Red turkey is named for Bourbon County in Ke...
12/09/2022

Meet our newest tom turkey, Nate! Nate is a Bourbon Red turkey. The Bourbon Red turkey is named for Bourbon County in Kentucky’s Bluegrass region where it originated in the late 1800s. Bourbon Red turkeys' conservation status is Watch, meaning there are fewer than 5,000 breeding birds in the United States.

Nate now resides with our Bourbon Red hen and Jersey Buff hen. Visit them in the Barnyard at the National Colonial Farm!
Want to learn more? Alison Bode, Livestock Manager for the Foundation, was featured on the Coffee with the Chicken Ladies podcast. Listen here to episode #104 to learn more about heritage poultry! https://coffeewiththechickenladies.com/

It's World Soil Day! Heritage breed livestock play an important role in maintaining soil health. The Accokeek Foundation...
12/05/2022

It's World Soil Day!

Heritage breed livestock play an important role in maintaining soil health. The Accokeek Foundation preserves and uses heritage breeds to promote sustainable agriculture and genetic diversity through a managed breeding program, agriculture demonstrations, and farm-based education.

We rotate our heritage livestock through a series of paddocks using a management-intensive grazing method and use poultry to help spread fertilizer naturally while avoiding areas which are in need of longer periods of rest.

Our rotational grazing demonstrates problem prevention, and has many benefits for Piscataway Park, including improved grass growth, even distribution of manure, fewer livestock parasite problems, increased diversity of wildlife habitat, improved soil quality and overall ecosystem health.

Winter's Eve is here! Don't miss out on this fun-filled festival. Walk-ins welcome - visit us in the Visitor Center to b...
12/03/2022

Winter's Eve is here!

Don't miss out on this fun-filled festival. Walk-ins welcome - visit us in the Visitor Center to buy your tickets!

https://bit.ly/3UqVuu5

The stalls are all decked! Come to our Winter's Eve festival tomorrow to see our Hog Island sheep, American Milking Devo...
12/02/2022

The stalls are all decked! Come to our Winter's Eve festival tomorrow to see our Hog Island sheep, American Milking Devon cattle, and Ossabaw hogs in Sir Nigel's Workshop!

Get your tickets here: https://bit.ly/3UqVuu5

Don't forget to check out the Accokeek Artists Alliance Winter Art Market this weekend!
12/02/2022

Don't forget to check out the Accokeek Artists Alliance Winter Art Market this weekend!

Set up almost done - come see on Friday or Saturday evening or Sunday noon - 4.

As Native American Heritage Month comes to a close, we would like to highlight our blog about Traci Sorell's "We Are Sti...
11/30/2022
Library Favorites: We Are Still Here!

As Native American Heritage Month comes to a close, we would like to highlight our blog about Traci Sorell's "We Are Still Here: Native American Truths Everyone Should Know." It is important to recognize that Native American people are still here, to educate ourselves on Native history, and to celebrate Native cultures and achievements all year long.

Welcome to July’s edition of Library Favorites. This month features Traci Sorell's "We Are Still Here."

Thank you to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association for their recognition of the Foundation’s 65th year of service.In 1955...
11/29/2022

Thank you to the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association for their recognition of the Foundation’s 65th year of service.

In 1955 Congresswoman Frances Payne Bolton, Vice Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, purchased 500 acres across from Mount Vernon. In 1957, the Accokeek Foundation was formed and later donated that land to the Department of Interior to help create Piscataway Park. An effort that began out of a desire to “preserve the view" from George Washington's Mount Vernon has preserved much more. The full conservation area protects a wealth of environmental, cultural, and historic resources, from wetlands to farms to nationally significant historic sites.

By honoring the park’s river location, the Piscataway people, and the sacredness of this land, the Accokeek Foundation shares with people and communities through nature, agriculture, cultural history, and foodways, the value that this land and soil hold, including evolving stories about different communities’ reliance on it for sustenance.

It is an honor to partner with George Washington's Mount Vernon in our work to cultivate passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability.

11/29/2022

As comes to a close, remember that Native Americans are not a relic of the past. Despite war, disease, discrimination, and forced assimilation, Native people, including the Piscataway, continue to maintain their vibrant cultures and traditions.

It is important to recognize and learn about Native people today in order to dispel the myth that they disappeared and specifically, that they no longer live in the Eastern United States.



(Photo courtesy of the State of Maryland https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode) Alt-text: a group wearing traditional Piscataway clothing and headdresses sit in a circle around a large drum and sing

It's Small Business Saturday! This season, consider supporting local businesses and organizations. Your support makes a ...
11/26/2022
Library Favorites: Holiday Gift Guide

It's Small Business Saturday! This season, consider supporting local businesses and organizations. Your support makes a big difference!

Looking for gifting inspiration? Check out our Holiday Gift Guide, filled with fantastic book ideas for every reader, and stop by the Visitor Center during our Winter's Eve event to get holiday shopping checked off your list!

This month we’re doing things a little differently. We’re looking at books available in the park’s Visitor Center that would make the perfect gift this holiday season. Shopping locally is a gift both for the recipient and the local business you buy from.

Happy Native American Heritage Day! Today we celebrate the cultures, traditions, and heritages of all Native Americans. ...
11/25/2022
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Happy Native American Heritage Day!

Today we celebrate the cultures, traditions, and heritages of all Native Americans. The Accokeek Foundation is located in Piscataway Park, within the traditional ancestral homelands of Piscataway People both past and present. We acknowledge and honor with gratitude the land and waterways, and the people who have stewarded this land throughout the generations. Visit the Native Land interactive map to learn more about the lands you’re on and how to take restorative action for a better future.

Native Land is a resource to learn more about Indigenous territories, languages, lands, and ways of life. We welcome you to our site.

This is a season for reflection and gratitude. On behalf of the board and staff of the Accokeek Foundation, thank you fo...
11/24/2022

This is a season for reflection and gratitude. On behalf of the board and staff of the Accokeek Foundation, thank you for your continued support of the mission to cultivate passion for the natural and cultural heritage of Piscataway Park and commitment to stewardship and sustainability.

The Foundation is open today until 7pm.

We have American Milking Devon cattle for sale! If you are interested, please email abode@accokeek.org or jharmon@accoke...
11/23/2022

We have American Milking Devon cattle for sale! If you are interested, please email [email protected] or [email protected] for more information! Price listed is per calf.

Congratulations to Lucille Walker for receiving the 2022 Vision Impact Award for her work to designate Southern Maryland...
11/22/2022
Southern Maryland Heritage Area Executive Director honored with MD Tourism Award - The Southern Maryland Chronicle

Congratulations to Lucille Walker for receiving the 2022 Vision Impact Award for her work to designate Southern Maryland as a National Heritage Area.

"Walker presented the National Heritage Area idea throughout the region and the state, speaking on the power of place in heritage tourism and why Southern Maryland informs the nation’s story. She was able to bring together diverse groups and organizations, form significant regional partnerships, and secure funding for mandatory national requirements, such as a National Heritage Area Feasibility Study"

We're honored to be one of these regional partners and to work with Lucille on this effort.

Hughesville, MD – Lucille W. Walker, Executive Director, was the recipient of the 2022 Visionary Impact Award during the 41st Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit in Ocean City, Maryland, on November 16, 2022. This prestigious award recognizes exceptional vision within the tourism industry in t...

Have you heard about the Accokeek Foundation’s Self-Guided Tours? If you choose to  this week, a Self-Guided Tour is a g...
11/21/2022
Self-Guided Adventures | Accokeek Foundation

Have you heard about the Accokeek Foundation’s Self-Guided Tours? If you choose to this week, a Self-Guided Tour is a great option to explore Piscataway Park! From birding to scavenger hunts, there is an option for everyone! Self-Guided Tours are available for download online or at the Visitor Center, open Friday through Sunday, 10am-4pm.

For explorers-at-heart of all ages. Adventures that fit into your schedule, these self-guided activities allow you to explore Piscataway Park anytime it's open. From birding to time-travel, there's an adventure for everyone.

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Accokeek, MD
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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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Sunday 10am - 4pm

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: Piscataway Park, located in Accokeek, MD, encompasses 5,000 acres of open fields, dense forests and wetlands along the Potomac River. The site stands directly opposite Mt. Vernon, the land and home of George Washington.

This landscape, the Piscataway homeland, was once the site of the political center of the Piscataway chiefdom, a large village that was able to sustain itself on the natural riches of the Potomac, nearby game and agriculture. By 1300 AD, the settlement was a fishing village with a developed agricultural system and homes protected by a palisade.

The park also hosts the National Colonial Farm, an outdoor living history museum, established by the Accokeek Foundation in 1958 to educate people about life on a middle-class to***co farm of 1775. Skilled interpreters lead tours of the National Colonial Farm, highlighting the colonial structures, fields, gardens and animals. Visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, wildlife viewing: hiking, educational programming and tours.

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The Chesapeake Conservation Corps is ready for the winter season! Here Corps Members visit Jack Ruszkowski at the Accokeek Foundation to help make wreaths before the holiday break. Whatever you celebrate or don't we wish you rest, joy, and time spent with loved ones before the New Year!❄️❤️
What's hiding under all those fall leaves? Watch this video from the Accokeek Foundation to find out!

Fallen leaves are an important part of the forest ecosystem providing shelter, protection, and food to many animals. The leaves will also decompose and add nutrients to the soil.

Have you visited our latest Step into History interactive displays yet? The weather’s getting colder so be sure to come out, immerse yourself in history, and snap a photo before the larger-than-life-size frames come down on December 10.

Meet with General George Washington and his generals at Accokeek Foundation in Piscataway Park or “go see the whale at Tolchester” when you visit the Village (21275 Rock Hall Ave) in Rock Hall, Maryland.

Don’t forget to share your photos with us by tagging .

Learn more at mdhistory.org/step-into-history.

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In preparation for the upcoming breeding season, our livestock managers swapped Hog Island rams (male sheep) with the Accokeek Foundation.

This will help provide genetic diversity in the herd, which is vital when caring for heritage breeds.

We lent them our horned King Lear and received their young gentleman Fergus from .

🐏 Learn more about Hog Island Sheep here: https://bit.ly/31nv0TV

In preparation for the upcoming breeding season, our livestock managers swapped Hog Island rams (male sheep) with the Accokeek Foundation.

This will help provide genetic diversity in the herd, which is vital when caring for heritage breeds.

We lent them our horned King Lear and received their young gentleman Fergus from .

🐏 Learn more about Hog Island Sheep here: https://bit.ly/31nv0TV

After 18 months of intensive research, community engagement, and the work of many partners, the Southern Maryland National Heritage Area Feasibility Study will be unveiled on November 17.

The public is invited to attend the presentation of the study and learn more about the nationally important stories and resources of this region. The event will be held from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Hard Bargain Farm in Accokeek, Maryland.

Read more about the study here: destinationsouthernmaryland.com/southern-maryland-national-heritage-area-feasibility-study-released/

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this at some of the best places to learn about Indigenous history in the watershed

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You try counting sheep without falling asleep! It's near impossible not to be lulled by their peaceful demeanor, their soft, fluffy wool, the repetition of seeing one, two, three, 😴



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The Potomac River is beautiful and we enjoy it every day at National Harbor.

Did you know at the Accokeek Foundation’s Piscataway Park you can go fishing?! 🎣

Learn all about what is in the water and ecosystem here: https://bit.ly/3Cdhj7c
When Frances P. Bolton won the 1939 special election for her late husband’s seat in the House of Representatives with a 2/3 majority, women had held the right to vote for less than 20 years.

While it was not uncommon for widows to complete their husband’s term, most women did not choose to run again. Frances, an outspoken supporter for women's education and civil rights, would go on to win 13 more elections, serving for 28 years in congress.

As the first woman appointed as a Congressional delegate to the United Nations, she spoke out against apartheid and called for healthcare programs and food and aid distribution in the former colonies. In 1976 she received the National Human Rights Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for her work.

Piscataway Park offers us the chance to appreciate one of Bolton’s local accomplishments. She and other members of the Moyoane community created the Accokeek Foundation in 1957 to protect the viewshed from Mount Vernon. Shortly after its incorporation, Bolton donated what is today National Colonial Farm to the Foundation. In 1961, during Bolton’s eleventh term in office, President Kennedy signed legislation creating Piscataway Park. Today, the Accokeek Foundation continues Bolton’s mission to preserve and protect the land and its resources



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