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Historic St. Mary’s City Observes Maryland Day March 23, 2024

Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) invites the community to celebrate Maryland Day by offering free admission to the outdoor exhibits on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Living history sites will be open from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Plan to visit the Woodland Indian Hamlet and learn about the people and culture that were here on this land now called Maryland; or the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation to see heritage-breed cows, pigs, and chickens; step on board Maryland Dove to imagine the risks taken on the original journey in 1634; or explore the reconstructed Town Center, the place for all government business in the 1600s. The celebration’s highlight will be the annual HSMC Maryland Day ceremony, under the Margaret Brent Pavilion (parking in the State House parking lot, 47418 Old State House Road), beginning at 1:00 p.m. Beginning the ceremony will be a blessing offered by Francis Gray, Piscataway-Conoy tribal chairman, with additional remarks by Lucille Walker, Director of the Southern Maryland National Heritage Area, and other dignitaries. This year’s featured keynote speaker will be Hess Stinson, Descendants Coordinator at Catoctin Furnace Historical Society. Recently retired Maryland Dove Captain Will Gates will receive the museum’s highest honor, the Cross Bottony Award, […]

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