Once the Metropolis of Maryland: Celebrating 50 Years of Archaeology at Historic St. Mary’s City
On Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m., Historic St. Mary’s City will be hosting a free lecture to celebrate 50 years of archaeology conducted at Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC), a museum of history and archaeology at Maryland’s first capital. In 1967, Orin Bullock, and later J. Glenn Little and Stephen Israel, surveyed the 18th-century Captain John Hicks site, initiating the first museum-sponsored archaeological work at St. Mary’s City. In the decades since these efforts, HSMC staff members have conducted fieldwork around the museum’s property and analyzed the material culture they recovered, pioneering innovative archaeological techniques and revealing new details about life in early Maryland. This lecture honors this rich legacy of work done over the last 50 years while also sharing recent research conducted by the staff of HSMC’s Department of Research and Collections.
This free lecture begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic St. Mary’s City Visitor Center auditorium (18751 Hogaboom Lane).
Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or firstname.lastname@example.org.