Guest Post: The Slave Dwelling Project Comes to St. Mary’s City!

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Events, Guest Post, Preservation | No Comments
Guest Post: The Slave Dwelling Project Comes to St. Mary’s City!

This Sunday, Joseph McGill will be visiting Historic St. Mary’s City to spend the night at the Duplex Quarter, and give a public lecture the following evening at the Visitor Center. All are welcome to the programs to visit the quarter, receive tours, spend the night with us, learn about its history, and hear about […]

The Slave Dwelling Project: Preservation and the African American Past

Posted by on Sep 16, 2013 in Events, Preservation | One Comment
The Slave Dwelling Project: Preservation and the African American Past

This weekend, Historic St. Mary’s City will host Joseph McGill, Program Officer at the National Trust for Historic Preservation, who has become the face of the preservation of former slave quarters throughout the South. His vehicle for raising awareness has been the Slave Dwelling Project, where he visits and spends the night in former quarters […]

Digital Humanities 2013 Conference

Posted by on Jul 19, 2013 in Events | No Comments
Digital Humanities 2013 Conference

This week, I will be heading to Lincoln, Nebraska to take part in the Digital Humanities Conference in a session about Digital Archaeology. I was asked to participate to talk about this website, and the use of digital technology as a means of discussing archaeology with the public. In particular, I’ll be focusing on our […]

Juneteenth Lecture at St. Mary’s City

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Events | No Comments
Juneteenth Lecture at St. Mary’s City

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in June 1865 in Texas, and is officially celebrated on June 19th. There are a number of activities celebrated in St. Mary’s County during this week, most notably the Juneteenth celebration held by the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions (UCAC) on June […]

Panel on Race Relations in the 20th Century at Historic St. Mary’s City

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Events | No Comments
Panel on Race Relations in the 20th Century at Historic St. Mary’s City

This Thursday, February 28th, Historic St. Mary’s City is hosting a panel discussion on race relations in St. Mary’s County during the 20th century. The panel will be monitored by Meredith Taylor, and will include Alanzo Gaskin, Ernie Bell, and Everlyn Holland. The panel will also include Ms. Emma Hall, the inspiration for the title […]

The Society for Historical Archaeology Conference

Posted by on Jan 7, 2013 in Archaeology, Events | No Comments
The Society for Historical Archaeology Conference

In addition to sharing their research with public audiences and site visitors, researchers at Historic St. Mary’s City also make important contributions to their professional communities. In addition to contributing articles to journals and chapters for edited book volumes, giving presentations at professional conferences is one of the ways that researchers make these contributions. These […]

Visit from Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

Posted by on Oct 17, 2012 in Events | No Comments
Visit from Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture

Tomorrow, October 18th, Historic St. Mary’s City will be host to the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture, who will be holding one of their public meetings. The Commission consists of 13 members appointed by the Governor, and work towards preserving and promoting a better understanding of Maryland’s rich African American heritage. Earlier […]