July 25, 2024

Old Jail Museum Extends 1st Friday Hours

Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum will continue to be open to the public for extended hours on Leonardtown First Fridays in addition to regular daily visitation hours.

Blue Star Museum Program Begins May 18


Historic St. Mary’s City and St. Clement’s Island and Piney Point Lighthouse museums will join the Blue Star Museums initiative, a program that provides free admission to currently serving US military personnel and their families. The 2024 program runs May 18-September 2.

Students to Compete in History Contest

St. Mary’s County History Day on March 16 will be sponsored by Historic Sotterley, in partnership with St. Mary’s County Library and Maryland Humanities. The event will be held from 9am to 3pm in Leonardtown.

Leonardtown’s First Friday March 1

First Friday

First Fridays open up Leonardtown, MD, for a one-of-a-kind shopping and entertaining evening, and invite visitors to join in the fun! Come to town March 1 for shopping, dining, and exploring. Specials are offered throughout town at participating businesses.

Community Conversation on County’s Museums


Community Mediation of St. Mary’s County will hold the first Community Conversations event of the year from 2 to 5pm February 10. Sign up for tickets now.

Family-Friendly Exhibits This Week

The Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and the St. Clement’s Island Museum are still offering their holiday exhibits this week. The exhibits will continue daily until January 1, 2024.

Start Off the Holidays in Piney Point

Retro Christmas

The Piney Point Lighthouse Museum hosted an open house November 26. The museum kicked off the holiday season with family activities, refreshments, and more. The holiday exhibit will continue daily until January 1.

County Govt. Schedule for Thanksgiving


St. Mary’s County government Thanksgiving operations — what’s open and what’s not.

County Museums’ Winter Hours of Operation


The St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, the Old Jail Museum & Visitor Center in Leonardtown, and the Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point will continue to be open daily from 10am to 5pm, except for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day when they are closed.

Just Society Art Contest Entries Due Oct. 1

Just Society

High school seniors attending any public, private, or home school in St. Mary’s County are invited to enter original art pieces in the St. Mary’s County Just Society Art Contest. Entries are due to the Old Jail Museum by 5pm October 1, 2023,