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

St. Mary's County Events

April 18

Symposium: Archaeological Investigations in St. Mary's City-An Update with Ruth Mitchell, Travis Parno, Silas Hurry, and Henry Miller

A series of presentations will discus Recent Explorations in St. Mary's City: The Archaeology for Sidewalks (Mitchell), A Search for the Fort at St. Mary’s City: Results of a Geophysical Survey at Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland (Parno), Property Gone to the Enemy: St. Mary’s City in the War of 1812 (Hurry), and Finding the Long Vanished Homes of the Enslaved Workers on the John Mackall Plantation (Miller),

Sponsor: Historic St. Mary's City

Location: Visitors Center Historic St. Mary’s City,18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City 20686

Time: 7:00 pm

Contact Person: Info@HSMCDigsHistory.org

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


Webste: WWW.HSMCDigsHistory.org

April 27

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