PreserveCast is Now Streaming EP10: Everyday Ways to Protect Historic Cemeteries with the Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites at preservecast.org.
Listen to the podcast now, and make sure to attend Maryland's annual cemetery conservation conference next Saturday, April 29, registration is open at: cpmbs.org.
Maryland Archeology Month is drawing to a close, but the 2017 excavation season is just getting started! The Maryland Historical Trust’s signature field effort every year is our annual Field Session in Maryland Archeology. Every spring we work with the Archeological Society of Maryland (ASM) and other partners to investigate a significant Maryland archeological site during an 11-day intensive field effort. The Field Session is designed to involve the public as volunteer archeologists, and you are invited to join us!
This year's Field Session will be held at the 17th century site of Calverton, one of the oldest official ports and towns designated by Lord Baltimore in the Province. Established in 1668, the town served as the first County Seat for Calvert County. This colonial site has received only the most cursory archeological attention, and much of it may have already succumbed to the erosional forces of the Patuxent River. Our Field Sessions are a great way to learn archeological techniques, meet some of Maryland’s professional archeologists, and work on some of the State’s premiere archeological sites. Mark your calendar for May 26th through June 5th (you can register for as little as a half-day, or for as much as the entire 11 days). See the link to the ASM webpage below for more information and to register.
Come on out and join us tonight at the Archaeology Lab to process artifacts from our excavations at Skipworth's Addition. We will be working from 6-9 pm tonight (and every Thursday in May). Hope to see you there! ...
Today, Anne Arundel County's Cultural Resources Division, in partnership with ACT and the MHAA, dedicated new signs at Mayo Beach and Beverly Triton Beach. These signs give park visitors insight into the history of these early 20th-century beach resorts. Go and check them out for yourself!