The Colony’s 17th-Century Capital
Saturday, March 23, 10am-4pm
• 10am: Bring your kite to fly with the colonists
• noon and 2:30pm: hear St. Mary’s College of Maryland’s a capella chorus, PING, in the Chapel
• 1pm: commemoration ceremony
Celebrate Maryland’s 379th anniversary with pomp and pageantry in our oldest city, where costumed interpreters in recreated 17th century settings tell the stories of Maryland’s first years, when St. Mary’s was the colony’s capital. You’ll see archaeological sites under excavation across the landscape plus the reconstructed State House of 1676; Smith’s Ordinary; the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation, a working colonial farm; a replica of the square-rigged Dove; and the woodland Indian hamlet. Hands-on activities include kids crafts and a scavenger hunt.
Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center: 18751 Hogaboom Ln., St. Mary’s City; 240-895-4990; www.stmaryscity.org