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, Coltons Point, MD.
Time(s): 10AM – 12PM each day, Ceremony at 2PM Sunday, April 28, 2019
Person: Karen Stone, Museum Division Manager
Contact phone: 301-769-2222