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Oral Histories of Lexington Park “Flattops” Now Available Online!

The St. Mary’s County Historical Society, in partnership with St. Mary’s County Government is pleased to announce the digitization of the Lexington Manor Oral History Collection, which is now available to the public on the St. Mary’s County Historical Society website at: www.stmaryshistory.org. “Digitizing this collection and making it publicly available allows everyone to explore the history of this area through the words of their friends, relatives, and neighbors,” said Historical Society Executive Director, Peter La Porte. “We are honored to work in partnership with St. Mary’s County Government and other community partners to ensure these stories are told.” The Lexington Manor Oral History collection features eight interviews with former residents of the Lexington Park and Lexington Manor neighborhoods, both from their early days as WWII and post-WWII Navy housing for civilian contractors. Historians have called the neighborhood “the earliest example of modern community planning in St. Mary’s County” and connect the neighborhood to the larger story of affordable housing in Southern Maryland. “St. Mary’s County Government is proud to be a part of this effort to preserve and share our local history,” said Commissioner President Randy Guy. “I encourage everyone in our community to check out this collection and […]

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