September 24, 2023

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,

Closings for Labor Day Holiday

Labor Day

All St. Mary’s County government administrative offices will be closed Monday, September 4, 2023, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Offices will resume normal operating schedules Tuesday, September 5.

New History Social Hour Events for Kids

Jail Museum

A new children’s activity, “Historic Skill Set Social Hour: Kids Sewing,” is being offered at the Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown. The program will be offered 11am to 12:30pm July 13 and August 3, 10, and 17.

Local Sites Join Blue Star Museums Program

STEAM program Lighthouse

Through the Blue Star Museums program, the museums and historic sites of the St. Mary’s County Museum Division will offer free admission for actively serving members of the armed forces until Monday, September 4, 2023.

Local Events Set for Armed Forces Day

Some local museums will offer free admission for military members on Armed Forces Day Saturday, May 20, 2023. Leonardtown will host a free US Navy Band Country Current concert.

There’s Still Time to Enjoy Some Holiday Exhibits

Retro Christmas

There’s still time to enjoy the holidays at some of St. Mary’s County’s museums. The St. Clement’s Island Museum, the Old Jail Museum, and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum, have holiday exhibits through New Year’s Day.

County Schedule for Juneteenth Holiday


All St. Mary’s County government administrative offices will be closed Monday, June 20, 2022. Great Mills pool will be open 11 am to 5 pm. St. Clement’s Island, Piney Point Lighthouse, and Old Jail museums will be open 10 am to 5 pm. The Drayden African American Schoolhouse will be open 11 am to 2 pm.

Moll Dyer Day Planned in February

The St. Mary’s County Historical Society will hold the first Moll Dyer Day on February 26, 2022. The legend of Moll Dyer and the alleged curse she placed on local residents has persisted for centuries.

County Museums Switch to Winter Hours


St. Clement’s Island Museum in Colton’s Point, the Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown, and Piney Point Lighthouse Museum in Piney Point, will switch over to winter hours of operation.

Old Jail Museum Now Open Daily

Old Jail Museum

The Old Jail Museum in Leonardtown is open for regular visiting hours. It is also serving as the town’s visitor center.