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 this year, the Commission, conjunction with the Maryland Historical Trust, provided funds for the preservation and interpretation of the Duplex Quarter at St. Mary’s City, and we are excited to be hosting them!

The meeting is open to the public, and begins at 10 am in the St. Mary’s City Visitor Center. In addition to the meeting, there will be opportunities for community discussion, and public talks. One will be given by Terry P. Brock, Special Projects Researcher at Historic St. Mary’s City, about the interpretation of African American history at St. Mary’s City, including the new digital exhibit and the upcoming work on the interpretation of the duplex quarter. A second presentation will be given by Barbara Taggar regarding the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park. After the meeting, a tour of the Slave and Tenant Quarter will conducted. We hope to see you in attendance! See the flyer for more information!

 

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