A Visit to the Drayden Schoolhouse

Posted by on Apr 29, 2013 in Uncategorized | One Comment
A Visit to the Drayden Schoolhouse

In 1890, the Drayden Schoolhouse opened its doors to African American children in the Valley Lee District, located on the other side of the St. Mary’s River from St. Mary’s Manor. The schoolhouse was typical of most built during this time. The school was one room, small, built of wood and heated by a single […]

It’s Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City!

Posted by on Mar 18, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments
It’s Maryland Day at Historic St. Mary’s City!

Each year, the State of Maryland celebrates Maryland Day, which commemorates the landing of the first European settlers on the province of Maryland. At Historic St. Mary’s City, this is one of our biggest days of the year, considering those settlers landed here, and founded St. Mary’s City, Maryland’s first capital in 1634. To celebrate, […]