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 19

Calvert County


Tour of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab

Tour the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, the state’s archaeological research, conservation, and curation facility and learn about Maryland’s archaeological past.  No reservations necessary (unless you are planning to bring a group).  

Sponsor:  Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Location:  Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard, MD 20685

Time(s):  11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Contact Person:  Patricia Samford

Contact phone:  410-586-8551     email:

Free                 Website:


From Slavery to Shelter: Stories from Baltimore's Aged Men and Women's Home of the Methodist Episcopal Church, 1870-1910.

In 1980 excavations in Baltimore uncovered a features for a late 19th-century Aged Home. Students from Huntingtown High School Archaeology Club spent the 2017-2018 school year analyzing artifacts from this site and researching the home’s history using church and census records, insurance maps and newspapers. Their work reveals a fascinating look at a church-sponsored charity that cared for elderly, former slaves.

Sponsor:  Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum

Location:  Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd., St. Leonard, MD 20685

Time(s):  7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Contact Person: Desiree Smith

Contact phone:  410-586-8501     email:

Free                 Website:

Montgomery County


April Mid-Potomac chapter meeting and Lecture

Cindy Pfanstiehl, anthropology professor at Montgomery College, Rockville campus, will speak on archaeology at the Miles farm site in Clarksburg, MD

Sponsor:  Mid-Potomac Chapter of the Archeological Society of Maryland

Location:  Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Rd., Derwood, MD 20855

Time(s):  7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Contact Person:  Don Housley

Contact phone:  301-424-8526     email:

Fee?  None                  Website:

St. Mary's County


Once the Metropolis of Maryland: Celebrating 50 Years of Archaeology at Historic St. Mary’s City

This symposium celebrates 50 years of archaeology conducted at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC). Presentations include Recent Research and Future Plans at the Leonard Calvert House Site, by Travis G Parno, A Retrospective Look At The Material Culture Of The Leonard Calvert Site, by Silas D. Hurry and Donald L. Winter, Exploring “Clocker’s Acre”: The Architecture of a Colonial Period Building by Ruth M Mitchell and From Bore to Bowl: An Analysis of White Clay Tobacco Pipes from the Anne Arundel Hall Replacement Project by Jessica E Edwards, Erin N Crawford.  These lectures honor this rich legacy of work done over the last 50 years while also sharing recent research conducted by the staff of HSMC’s Department of Research and Collections.

Sponsor: Historic St. Mary’s City

Location: St. Mary’s City

Time: 7:00 pm

Contact Person:

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

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