April is Maryland Archaeology Month and Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is holding a free Discovering Archaeology Day Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
JPPM is home to approximately 70 identified archaeological sites and is the site of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory or MAC Lab for short.
All ages are welcome to the event which will include tours of the MAC Lab and visits to the ongoing excavation of an 18th century plantation. Both the JPPM’s FAQ Archaeology and War of 1812 exhibits will be open throughout the day. Also enjoy displays, games and activities presented by professional archaeologists from throughout Maryland. Ask questions, participate in hands on activities and learn about this exciting field!
Ride a solar powered bus or take a walk to the Indian Village to enjoy demonstrations and activities. Do you have a historical item you know little about? Bring it to the Artifact ID table where a professional will look at it. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum’s website.