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:


Location

Events by Location


Date

Events by Date


Pre-Month Events


Ongoing

St. Mary's City

March 15 through June 30-Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM; July 1 through August 30-Wednesday through Sunday, 10:00 AM . until 5:00 PM. September 1 through November 30-Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM . until 5:00 PM;

Fee: $10.00 adult, $9 seniors (60+), $6.00 student (13-18 years or college ID), $3.50 ages 6-12, Child (5 and under) free.

Exhibit: Once the Metropolis of Maryland: The History and Archaeology of Maryland’s First Capital

An exhibit that chronicles the history and archaeology of St. Mary’s City. The exhibit features original paintings, artifacts, and reproduced graphics to introduce and orient visitors to Historic St. Mary’s City.

Sponsor: Historic St. Mary’s City

Location: Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor’s Center

Time: see above

Contact Person: Info@HSMCDigsHistory.org

Contact: phone: 1-800-SMC-1634 or 240-895-4990 HSMC

Fee: Free with purchase of museum admission         Webste: WWW.HSMCDigsHistory.org

Tours: Living History and More

Historic St. Mary’s City offers a variety of historic interpretations of Maryland in the 17th century. Reconstructions include a Woodland Indian Hamlet, William Nuthead’s Print House, Smith’s Ordinary, Cordea’s Hope, the State House of 1676, the Maryland Dove (a recreated 17th-century ship), and a 17th-century tobacco plantation. The St. John’s Site Museum preserves the foundation of the building where many of Maryland’s “firsts” occurred. Exhibits explore the state’s legacy of liberty and how archaeologists know what they know about the past.

Sponsor: Historic St. Mary’s City

Location: St. Mary’s City         Time: see above.

Contact Person: Info@HSMCDigsHistory.org

Contact: phone: 1-800-SMC-1634 or 240-895-4990 HSMC

Fee: $10.00 adult, $9 seniors (60+), $6.00 student (13-18 years or college ID), $3.50 ages 6-12, Child (5 and under) free

Webste: WWW.HSMCDigsHistory.org

March 25

Event: A Celebration of Maryland Day at Maryland's first Capital

Celebrate Maryland's founding with pomp and pageantry. . Ceremony at 1 p.m. at Reconstructed Statewhouse of 1676

Sponsor: Historic St. Mary’s City

Location: St. Mary’s City Time: 1:00 PM

Contact Person: Info@HSMCDigsHistory.org

Contact: phone: 1-800-SMC-1634 or 240-895-4990 HSMC

Fee: Free

Webste: WWW.HSMCDigsHistory.org

Workshop MHT-ASM Workshop in Archaeology

The Maryland Historical Trust and the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc., present the 26 th annual Workshop in Archeology. Seven presentations will focus on such topics as the archeology of the enslaved population at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, and of the hidden historic communities occupying the Great Dismal Swamp. A hands-on introduction to archeological lab techniques will also be offered.

Sponsor: The Maryland Historical Trust and the Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc.

Location: 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Fee $5.00 for ASM members, $7.00 general admission

Website: http://mht.maryland.gov/archeology_workshop.shtml

 

 
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