May 21, 2024

Maryland Day Events Set

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The St. Mary’s Board of County Commissioners and the Museum Division of the Department of Recreation and Parks will host their annual Maryland Day program at the St. Clement’s Island Museum on Sunday, March 25 beginning at 2 p.m. This commemorative program honors the first brave Marylanders who founded the Maryland colony at St. Clement’s Island on March 25, 1634. This event is free and open to the public.

The one-hour program will feature comments by the St. Mary’s County Board of County Commissioners and keynote speaker, local author and historian Dr. Ralph Eshelman. To commemorate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, Dr. Eshelman will weave his keynote address to include the role of St. Mary’s County in this historic military conflict.

A wreath-laying ceremony will follow the commemorative program at the St. Clement’s Island historical marker. A dessert reception inside the museum will conclude the program. In the event of inclement weather, this outdoor program will be held inside the museum; space will be limited.

Maryland Day also marks the beginning of the summer season for the St. Clement’s Island Museum and the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum and Historic Park in Piney Point. Both museums will be open seven days a week, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

The St. Clement’s Island Museum is located at 38370 Point Breeze Road in Colton’s Point at the end of route 242 south. The museum and grounds are handicap accessible. For more information call the museum at 301-769-2222 or log on to

Source: St. Mary’s County Public Information Office

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