Check here for various events where we, as well as other members of the HSMC community can be found!
April 7, 6:30pm – Museum Lecture Series – Join Dr. Timothy Riordan, Ruth Mitchell, and Terry Brock for a lectures entitled “And all outhouses in the said orchard and garden”, “Fram’d Dwelling-house, old and crazy”, and “African American Life and the 19thCentury Plantation at St. Mary’s City”. The lecture will be held at the HSMC Visitors Center auditorium. Cost is free. For information call 240- 895-4489 or e-mail email@example.com.
April 13 7:00pm-8:00pm – Digging into St. Mary’ City’s Past - Archaeologist Ruth Mitchell will describe her work on St. John’s Site Museum and her current project at Anne Arundel Hall in St. Mary’s City. Lecture will be held in the Leonardtown Library, Leonardtown, MD. Cost is free.
April 16, 10:00am – 5:00pm - Discovering Archaeology Day at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum -Both the AA Hall project and Historic St. Mary’s City will be hosting booths at the event to share our latest updates! Aside from our group, other groups of archaeologists will be there, and there will be fun events for people of all ages. Exhibits, demonstrations, tours, and hands-on activities for all ages. Free admission. For information call 410-586-8501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29, 10:30am-12 noon, 1pm-4pm – Forensic Friday, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - Come and see how archaeologists from Historic St. Mary’s City, Maryland use the bits and pieces of the past to understand life and death in the 17th century. Explore the use of artifats in dating sites and studying the diet of the past. See how these same techniques are used to date burials and understand how 17th-century coffins were built. Learn more about Maryland’s first capital. – Presenters: Dr. Henry Miller, Silas Hurry, Dr. Timothy Riordan, Ruth Mitchell, Donald Winter, Allison Conner, Katie McAfee andGenie Posnett. Located at the Forensic Anthropology Lab, Written in Bone exhibit (Second Floor). Cost is free.
May 22, 12 noon – 6pm – Beerfest, Historic St. Mary’s City - Sample beer from regional microbreweries and small plates from local restaurants. Watch a beer making demonstration and rock to tunes from Geezer and 25thHour Band. Take a special tours of one of the first drinking establishments in the colony and shop select craft vendors. BeerFest benefits education programs at HSMC. Watch for details. Cost: $18 in advance, $20 day of beerfest, $10 for designated drivers. Children under 12 admitted free. For more information, visit www.stmaryscitybeerfest.org
June 1-August 7 – HSMC Summer Field School – Visit Historic St. Mary’s City between these dates and you will be able to observe archaeology in action during the annual summer field school, in which students learn the practical side of archaeology. Excavations are open to the public, so students have the opportunity to share their growing knowledge of archaeology and history with a wide variety of audiences. A high point of the summer is Tidewater Archaeology Weekend where the public is invited to join in the research by helping to screen at the excavation. During this event, students get a chance to direct others in the work and gain new appreciation for the public’s interest in archaeology. http://www.stmaryscity.org/Field%20school.html
July 23, 24, 10:00am-4:00pm – Tidewater Archaeology Weekend - Get down and dirty with the pros as they uncover bits of Maryland’s past at one of the finest colonial archaeology sites in the nation. Located at Historic St. Mary’s City.