Maryland Archeology Month

April 2017

At The Water's Edge:

Our Past on the Brink

Maryland Archeology Month is a celebration of our shared archeological heritage - created by Maryland's diverse inhabitants over the last 12,000 years. Protecting this irreplaceable archeological heritage provides opportunities to discover and learn from the past. We invite you to "Get Involved!" in Maryland's past by attending as many events as you can.

Archeology Month Events:


Events by Location


Events by Date

Charles County Events

April 1 - 30

Exhibit: Archaeology Month Display at LaPlata Library

One of the entry displays at the LaPlata Public Library will feature this year’s Archaeology Month theme "At the Water's Edge - Our Past on the Brink" as well as how this impacts sites in Charles County

Sponsors: Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc.

LaPlata Library, 2 Garrett Ave, La Plata, MD 20646

Monday-Thursday: 9:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday: 1:00-5:00 pm, Saturday: 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Sunday: CLOSED

Contact: 301-645-0610 Website:


April 4, 11. 18, 25

Lab Work: Public Archaeology Lab

On-going Public Archaeology Lab for processing artifacts recovered from various archaeology initiatives in Charles County -  including processing artifacts recovered recently from Stagg Hall and Rich Hill as well as those recovered in the 1970's around the Courthouse.  Esther Read is the archaeologist in charge. Open to the general public.   No experience is required.  

Sponsor:  Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc. and Charles County Government Burch House, Warehouse Landing Road, Historic Port Tobacco Village, MD 20677

11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Contact Person:  Carol Cowherd email:


April 13

Lecture: Archaeology at Stagg Hall in Historic Port Tobacco

Esther Doyle Read will talk about the recent and on-going archaeology being done at Stagg Hall in Historic Port Tobacco

Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Inc, La Plata Police Department, 101 La Grange Avenue La Plata

Time:  7:00 – 8:30 pm
Contact Person:  Carol Cowherd        email:

April 22

Exhibit: Mallows Bay and the Potomac River

Exhibits and Interactive Programs at Mallows Bay including guided walks at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. 

Sponsors: Maryland Historical Trust (maritime), the Institute of Maritime History, Charles County Archaeological Society of Maryland, Mattawoman Watershed Society, The Natural History Society of Maryland with Southern Maryland Audubon Society

Mallows Bay Park 1440 Wilson Landing Rd, Nanjemoy, MD

9:00 am - dusk

Contact: 301-645-0610 Website:

Fee? FREE    Charles County

April 23               

Event: Public Archaeology and Open House at Rich Hill

An opportunity to participate in archaeology with professional and avocational archaeologists as well as to see historical displays, a Civil War encampment, re-enactors, and an eighteenth century house.  Rich Hill was the home of Samuel Cox, who hid John Wilkes Booth on this farm for several days after Booth shot Lincoln.

Sponsor:  Charles County Tourism and Charles County Historical Society

Location:  Rich Hill Farm Rd, Bel Alton, MD 20611

Time:  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Contact Person:  Carol Cowherd   email:
Fee? FREE    Charles County


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