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Volunteer: Whitehall Public Dig Days

Join us for excavations at historic Whitehall, a former plantation outside of Annapolis.

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Volunteer: Whitehall Public Dig Days

Time & Location

Apr 22, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Whitehall, 1915 Whitehall Rd, Annapolis, MD 21409, USA

About The Event

Join us for excavations at historic Whitehall, a former plantation outside of Annapolis. In partnership with the Brandywine Foundation, the State of Maryland, and the Lost Towns Project, the Anne Arundel County Cultural Resources Section will be excavating an area that could yield new information about those who worked and lived on Whitehall Plantation in the late 18th and 19th century and whose stories have yet to be told. The narrative and existing documentation has yet to adequately address the full history of the site, and archaeology promises to tell us about both the freedman and enslaved workers who lived and worked here. This work is the first foray into telling a broader, more inclusive story about the Whitehall Plantation. Whitehall was the plantation and Georgian estate of Horatio Sharpe, the last Provincial Governor of Maryland.

Volunteers should be able to commit to the entire day (8:00-3:00). Volunteers who are new to fieldwork and did not attend the orientation should email Drew Webster at volunteers@losttownsproject.org for more information.

Please arrive promptly at 8:00--the site is on private property and we must manage access. Advance registration required. Click To Register 

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