April 22, 2019

Junior Science Symposium Coming Up

Junior Science

The Patuxent Partnership is joining forces with St. Mary’s College of Maryland to host the Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Maryland Regional Competition on March 30, 2019.

SlackWater: A Look Back at Old St. Mary’s

The late Sen. J. Frank Raley Jr. worked to modernize the Southern Maryland region, generate economic development, and raise the standard of living. This essay, “Old County — New County,” was first published in 1999.

The Great Flood of 1933 Part 2

Flood

In his memoir, St. George Island resident David Sayre recalls the Great Flood that destroyed the small, isolated waterman’s community in southern St. Mary’s County. The storm struck on Aug. 23, 1933.

The Great Flood of 1933 Part 1

Great Flood of 1933

In his memoir, St. George Island resident David Sayre recalls the Great Flood that destroyed the small, isolated waterman’s community in southern St. Mary’s County. The storm struck on Aug. 23, 1933.

SlackWater: Changes at Cedar Point

SlackWater

The changes at Cedar Point at the onset of World War II transformed St. Mary’s County from an isolated farming community to a newly shaped culture. In 1940, the population of St. Mary’s rested at 14,626, a figure that had remained relatively constant since the first census in 1790. But by 1950, that figure jumped to 29,111.

SlackWater: Navy Brings ‘Boomtown Years’

SlackWater

By all accounts, the 1940s were the boomtown years in St. Mary’s, when workers by the thousands from all over poured into the county to build the Patuxent River Naval Air Station.

SlackWater: Cedar Point Erased to Make Way for Base

Cedar Point

In the late 1930s and early ’40s, rumors had circulated that the military was interested in the Cedar Point peninsula in St. Mary’s County. But days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, government officials and surveyors began the process of condemning the land. The patchwork of farms and settlements would soon be smoothed over to make way for the Navy.

SlackWater: World War II Transforms So. Md.

SlackWater

SlackWater tells the story of how Southern Maryland, in particular St. Mary’s County, was transformed after the advent of World War II — from an isolated agricultural community to a newly shaped culture, one that reflected the social and economic changes of a larger nation.

SlackWater: The Fight to Clean Up a River

SlackWater on Patuxent River

What began as a simple community effort in the late 1970s to protect the Patuxent River evolved into an epic, unprecedented five-year battle to force the Environmental Protection Agency and the state of Maryland to recognize and remedy the problems of the river.

College Among Top 25 Hidden STEM Gems

Top 25 Hidden Gems

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has received a unique honor as a hidden gem for Women in STEM, and The Patuxent Partnership is helping to publicize it.