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 […]

Some Walk Together Updates

Posted by on Jul 3, 2013 in Archaeology, History, Preservation | No Comments
Some Walk Together Updates

 Duplex Quarter Exhibit I was particularly delighted to have a number of Emma Hall’s family in attendance, and to share with them some of our plans for interpreting the duplex quarter that she grew up in. We are currently in the process of addressing a number of concerns that the Maryland Historical Trust had regarding […]

Challenges of Working on the Brome Howard Inn’s Exhibit

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Preservation | No Comments
Challenges of Working on the Brome Howard Inn’s Exhibit

Steven Gentry is an intern at Historic St. Mary’s City from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He has been working this summer to begin planning exhibit panels for the inside of the Brome-Howard Inn, which was originally St. Mary’s Manor, home to Dr. John Mackall Brome. His work is part of the larger effort at […]

The Beginnings of the Brome-Howard Inn Exhibits

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in History, Preservation | 2 Comments
The Beginnings of the Brome-Howard Inn Exhibits

Steven Gentry is an intern at Historic St. Mary’s City from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He has been working this summer to begin planning exhibit panels for the inside of the Brome-Howard Inn, which was originally St. Mary’s Manor, home to Dr. John Mackall Brome. His work is part of the larger effort at […]

Preserving the Duplex Quarter: Current Condition and First Steps

Posted by on Dec 3, 2012 in Preservation | No Comments
Preserving the Duplex Quarter: Current Condition and First Steps

This year, Historic St. Mary’s City received funding from the Maryland Commission for African American History and Culture to convert the still standing duplex slave and tenant quarter into a interpretive exhibit. The quarter has been modified, preserved, and moved a number of times since it was initially built in the 1840s, but this will […]

Welcome to “All of us Would Walk Together,” a Digital Exhibit

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Archaeology, History, Preservation | One Comment
Welcome to “All of us Would Walk Together,” a Digital Exhibit

In 2008, still in the early stages of researching the history of African Americans who had lived at St. Mary’s City during the 19th century, I was alerted by my colleagues about an oral history that had been conducted by Merideth Taylor, a professor at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, with a woman named Emma […]