Civil War Trails, Inc. has teamed up with the St. Mary’s County Museum Division, Visit St. Mary’s MD, Historic Sotterley, and the Maryland Department of Conservation and Recreation to revamp and reinstall eight Civil War Trails interpretive markers at historical sites throughout St. Mary’s County. Earlier this year, in March 2020, the first of eight new signs were installed at Historic Sotterley, officially launching the effort scheduled to be completed and ready for visitors by the first week of November 2020. Sotterley’s new Civil War Trails sign tells a “fuller story,” which now includes information about the formerly enslaved men who served with distinction in the United States Colored Troops. During the COVID-19 shutdown this year, the organizations worked together to thoroughly research the seven remaining sites in the county and produce new signs for each. The goal was to make each more engaging and relevant for the modern enthusiast, telling unique and fascinating stories of the interesting people these accounts feature. In addition, the team will shift sign locations to improve accessibility and wayfinding. Signs will be reinstalled at St. Clement’s Island Museum, St. Clement’s Island State Park, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum & Historic Park, the Old Jail Museum […]
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