Maryland Archeology Month

April 2018

Charting the Past: 30 Years of Exploring Maryland's Submerged History


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

April 15

Howard County


Archaeology Days at Patapsco Female Institute

Visit the Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park to participate in mock field and lab activities, tour the ruins and learn more about the archaeology of the Patapsco Valley.

Sponsor:  Howard County Recreation and Parks, Upper Patuxent Archaeology Group

Location: 3655 Church Road Ellicott City, MD 21043

Time(s): 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Contact Person: Emily Mosher

Contact phone: :  410-313-0420           email:

fee: $15 Website:

St. Mary's County


The Black Diamond Disaster: Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac

On April 23rd 1865, The Black Diamond was struck by The Massachusetts, and she sank. Eighty-seven men were lost, but no one remembers. This event will bring this story and others of the Civil War in Southern Maryland to life, and includes special tours of the Blackistone Island Lighthouse.

Sponsor:  St. Mary’s County Museum Division

Location:  St. Clement’s Island Museum and St. Clement’s Island State Park

Time(s):  Boats begin running to Island at 12:30; Ceremony begins at 2pm

Contact Person:  Karen Stone

Contact phone:  301-769-3235     email:

  Free                    Website:

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