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Celebrate Maryland’s Birth at the First Landing on Maryland Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum

On Friday, March 25, 2022, the public is encouraged to celebrate the founding of Maryland at the state’s birthplace at St. Clement’s Island Museum with a day full of fun from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., including free museum admission and water taxi rides from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., food truck, special exhibits, a public ceremony from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. featuring guest speakers and dignitaries from around the state, and more. There will also be a public Mass on the island at 11 a.m. honoring the first Mass said in the English-speaking New World. Maryland Day commemorates the first landing of English colonists on St. Clement’s Island March 25, 1634 – a significant part of St. Mary’s County’s and the State of Maryland’s story. The St. Clement’s Island Museum, which sits just a half-mile from the island from which it takes its name, is under the care of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division and interprets the fascinating stories of the island and surrounding Colton’s Point from colonial times until the present. The day will begin at 11 a.m. with Mass on the Island. The main celebrant will be Fr. Thomas O’Keefe, S.J., the Jesuit Provincial for […]

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