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EVENTS for Maryland Archaeology Month April 2024

  • Public Archeology
    Public Archeology
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Apr 15
    Historic Port Tobacco Village
    Apr 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Historic Port Tobacco Village, 8430 Commerce St, Port Tobacco, MD 20677, USA
    Volunteer at the on-going archeology being done at the Swann Site in the Historic Port Tobacco Village. Opportunities include laboratory work and field work, every Monday in April!
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  • Hands-on Artifact Cataloguing
    Hands-on Artifact Cataloguing
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Apr 16
    History Discovery Center
    Apr 16, 2024, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    History Discovery Center, 400 North Mechanic St, Cumberland, MD 21502, USA
    Archaeological excavations at the Jane Gates Heritage House recovered several boxes of artifacts dating from the late 19th century and early 20th century. We will meet for hands-on cataloging session until the artifacts are analyzed and documented.
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  • Community Archaeology Project
    Community Archaeology Project
    Multiple Dates
    Tue, Apr 16
    Darnall's Chance House Museum
    Apr 16, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Darnall's Chance House Museum, 14800 Governor Oden Bowie Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772, USA
    What happens to artifacts after excavation? Help preserve local history with the M-NCPPC Archaeology Office and Darnall’s Chance House Museum. During this three-week, hands-on workshop, you will learn the process of documenting and preserving artifacts found in Prince George’s County!
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  • Public Lecture
    Public Lecture
    Thu, Apr 18
    Josiah Henson Museum and Park
    Apr 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Josiah Henson Museum and Park, 11410 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Join us for a presentation by Montgomery Parks archaeologist Cassandra Michaud on the archaeological work at the Josiah Henson site.
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  • Public Lecture at Historic St. Mary's City
    Public Lecture at Historic St. Mary's City
    Thu, Apr 18
    Historic St. Mary's City Visitor Center
    Apr 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
    Historic St. Mary's City Visitor Center, 18751 Hogaboom Ln, St Marys City, MD 20686, USA
    Updates from the Field. Join Historic St. Mary's City for an evening lecture celebrating Maryland Archeology Month!
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  • Drop-In Days
    Drop-In Days
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Apr 19
    Laurel Historical Society
    Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707, USA
    Drop in to the Museum at the Laurel Historical Society to handle artifacts and learn about the lives of those who came before us.
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  • Lecture - Update on The Archaeology of Harriet Tubman and Her Community
    Lecture - Update on The Archaeology of Harriet Tubman and Her Community
    Fri, Apr 19
    Museum of Howard County History
    Apr 19, 2024, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
    Museum of Howard County History, 8328 Court Ave, Ellicott City, MD 21043, USA
    After finding the home of Harriet Tubman's father, Ben Ross, MDOT archaeologists are now pointing their shovels in the direction of Tubman's community.
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  • ASM Annual Spring Symposium
    ASM Annual Spring Symposium
    Sat, Apr 20
    Maryland Historical Trust
    Apr 20, 2024, 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
    Maryland Historical Trust, 100 Community Pl, Crownsville, MD 21032, USA
    The Archeological Society of Maryland announces that the 2024 Spring Symposium will feature a number of speakers. The agenda covers a variety of archeological topics.
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  • Historic Oella Cemetery Clean-up
    Historic Oella Cemetery Clean-up
    Sat, Apr 20
    Historic Oella Cemetery
    Apr 20, 2024, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Historic Oella Cemetery, 520 Rest Ave, Catonsville, MD 21228, USA
    Join Patapsco Heritage Greenway and the Friends of Oella Cemetery in an Earth Day cemetery clean-up!
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  • Archaeology Fest 2024
    Archaeology Fest 2024
    Sat, Apr 20
    South Branch Park
    Apr 20, 2024, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    South Branch Park, 350 W Friendship Rd, Sykesville, MD 21784, USA
    Join Recreation and Parks on Saturday, April 20th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and celebrate Maryland Archeology Month and the 120th anniversary of the town of Sykesville. Participate in an archaeological dig to look for and catalog artifacts in South Branch Park.
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  • Tour Josiah Henson Museum and Park
    Tour Josiah Henson Museum and Park
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 20
    Josiah Henson Museum and Park
    Apr 20, 2024, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Josiah Henson Museum and Park, 11410 Old Georgetown Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, USA
    Join us for a guided tour of the grounds at Josiah Henson Museum and Park to learn about the features and artifacts that inform our understanding of Rev. Josiah Henson’s life at the Riley Plantation.
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  • Archaeo Expo 2024
    Archaeo Expo 2024
    Sun, Apr 21
    Natural History Society of Maryland
    Apr 21, 2024, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Natural History Society of Maryland, 6908 Belair Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206, USA
    Join us for a day of learning with exhibits, activities, crafts and presentations. Be sure to check out our developing Ice Age exhibit featuring the woolly mammoth! At 3:00, Dr. Zachary Singer will deliver the keynote speech on Paleoindians in Maryland.
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  • Dig Day
    Dig Day
    Sat, Apr 27
    Laurel Historical Society
    Apr 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Laurel Historical Society, 817 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707, USA
    Come visit Dig Day at the Museum at the Laurel Historical Society!
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  • Public Archaeology Days
    Public Archaeology Days
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, May 02
    Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
    May 02, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd, St Leonard, MD 20685, USA
    Every year, members of the public are given the opportunity to see what it is like to be an archaeologist and excavate an actual site, through the JPPM Public Archaeology Program. You can help us dig and screen for artifacts or wash objects at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab.
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  • Family Archaeology Day
    Family Archaeology Day
    Sat, May 04
    Needwood Mansion
    May 04, 2024, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
    Needwood Mansion, 6700 Needwood Rd, Derwood, MD 20855, USA
    Enjoy a fun-filled day learning about Montgomery County Archaeology! Tour the 19th-century mansion and "excavate" on our simulated site. Learn about people who lived on the property hundreds and even thousands of years ago!
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  • History and Archaeology Walk 'n' Talk
    History and Archaeology Walk 'n' Talk
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, May 04
    Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
    May 04, 2024, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, 10515 Mackall Rd, St Leonard, MD 20685, USA
    History and Archaeology Walk ‘n’ Talk: How are we able to interpret the history of the different people who have called Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum home for the past 10,000 years? Join us on the first Saturday of the month for one of our History and Archaeology Walk 'n' Talks!
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  • 2024 Tyler Bastian Field Session
    2024 Tyler Bastian Field Session
    Fri, May 31
    Oldtown Archeological Site
    May 31, 2024, 8:00 AM – Jun 10, 2024, 12:00 PM
    Oldtown Archeological Site, Oldtown, MD 21555, USA
    The annual Tyler Bastian Field Session in Maryland Archeology is a 11-day field and lab training program, complete with lecture series, workshops, and meal/camping facilities. The program fosters a tradition of cooperation and camaraderie between amateur and professional archeologists.
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Maryland Archeology Month - April 2024

African Diaspora Archeology: A Collaboration with Descendants

 

Christopher Browne, ca. 1685

A New map of Virginia, Maryland and the Improved Parts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

Library of Congress, Geography and Map Division

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