ENCINITAS — Do you like playing with mud? If you do, then you’ll love making adobe bricks at the San Dieguito Heritage Museum every Saturday and Sunday throughout the month of June, from noon to 4 p.m. at 450 Quail Gardens Drive.
The word adobe has its roots in Egypt. The Native Americans of the Southwest United States have been using adobe for centuries. The Spanish taught the Native Americans to make abode structures using wooden frames to create the bricks. Learn the history and then make your own mini-bricks and create your own structure.
Each weekend there will be free hands-on experiences that highlight a certain era of San Dieguito history. These activities will change monthly. The historic eras and corresponding activities may include:
— Native American period: rock-painting and acorn-grinding,
— Rancho Period: adobe brick-making, cattle-roping and soap-making
— Pioneer Days: butter-making, washboard clothes-washing and quilt–making
— Flower-growing period: seed planting, plant identification and plant dyeing
— Surfing and concern for ocean ecology: balsa mini-surfboard shaping, kelp cookie making and
ocean awareness experiences.
For more information, visit the Museum’s Web site at sdheritage.org, or call (760) 632-9711.