Maryland Archeology Month

April 2019

The Magic and Mystery of Maryland Archeology

Magical objects

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 27

Anne Arundel County

Symposium: Archeological Society of Maryland Spring Symposium

A series of presentations highlighting archaeology in Maryland and the surrounding region.

Sponsor:  Archeological Society of Maryland

Location:  Maryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD

Time(s):  9:00 a.m.

Contact Person:  Don Housley

Contact phone:  301-424-8526    

email:  donhou704@earthlink.net

Fee $5.00 for ASM members, $7.00 for non-members          

Website:  marylandarcheology.org

Tour and Exhibit: Walk for the Woods: The Archaeology of Bacon Ridge with Zach Singer

There will be a hiking tour highlighting archaeological sites created over the past 6,000 years at Bacon Ridge. The Lost Towns Project will be unveiling a new traveling exhibit featuring prehistoric and historic artifacts from Anne Arundel County.

Sponsor: Anne Arundel County’s Archaeology Program & Lost Towns Project, Inc.

Location:  Bacon Ridge Natural Area

Time(s):  7:00 AM-3:00 PM

Contact Person:  Zachary Singer

Contact phone:  410-222-1318    

email:  Volunteers@losttownsproject.org


Website:  www.SRLT.org/news/walk-for-the-woods

St. Mary's County

Ceremony & Reception: The Black Diamond Weekend - The Forgotten Tragedy on the Potomac

Head to St. Clement’s Island Museum for a weekend of activities commemorating a forgotten tragedy of the Civil War, the Black Diamond Disaster. On April 23, 1865, 87 lives were lost when the Black Diamond was hit by a steamer in the Potomac River near St. Clement’s Island during the hunt for John Wilkes Booth. Sponsor: St. Mary’s County Museum Division and The Friends of St. Clement’s Island & Piney Point Museums.

Location: St. Clement’s Island Museum

Time(s): 10AM – 12PM each day, Ceremony at 2PM Sunday, April 28, 2019

Contact Person: Karen Stone, Museum Division Manager

Contact phone: 301-769-2222

email: karen.stone@stmarysmd.com


Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/615540748906513/

Sponsored by:        


Archeological Society of Maryland, Inc