Tidewater Archaeology Weekend

When:
July 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2017-07-29T10:00:00-04:00
2017-07-29T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Historic St. Mary's City
18751 Hogaboom Ln
St Marys City, MD 20686
USA
Cost:
$10 adult; $9 senior; $6 youth; free to ages 5 and younger, and to Friends members
Contact:
Visitor Center
(240) 895-4990

Help uncover the past at one of the best-preserved colonial sites in the nation. Take a guided tour of excavations, and don’t miss a once-a-year opportunity to explore the archaeology laboratory (sign up at the Visitor Center when you arrive).

10:00 – 4:00  Join staff archaeologists and field school students at the Calvert House site in Town Center.  Try your hand at screening for artifacts.  

11:00  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Days is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Visitor Center.  (approximately 1 hour)

11:00  Join Historic St. Mary City’s Director of Research, Dr. Henry Miller, for a tour of the reconstructed Brick Chapel of 1667.  View the crypt which houses the re-interred lead coffins of Philip Calvert and his family, and learn about our most recent discoveries.  (approximately 45 minutes)

12:00  Learn how and why the crew of the Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons, and why the cannons are called murtherers.  Don’t forget to cover your ears.  (approximately 15 minutes)

1:00  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Days is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Visitor Center.  (approximately 1 hour)

2:30  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Days is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Visitor Center.  (approximately 1 hour)

3:00  Get the inside scoop on St. John’s by touring the exhibits with Director of Research Dr. Henry Miller.  Pre-registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Visitor Center.  (approximately 45 minutes)

3:45  Learn how and why the crew of the Maryland Dove uses the ship’s cannons, and why the cannons are called murtherers.  Don’t forget to cover your ears.  (approximately 15 minutes)

4:00  Hear the stories lost objects tell.  Archaeology Days is the only time the research lab is open to the public for tours.  Pre-registration required; space is limited. Sign up at the Visitor Center.  (approximately 1 hour)