Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Maryland Day Celebrations!

Maryland officially turns 375 years old on March 25 and our local attractions will be celebrating!

On March 25, the St. Clement's Island Museum will be holding it's Maryland Day celebration starting at 11 AM. It was on this historic date in 1634 that the first colonists landed on St. Clement's Island and in honor of Maryland's 375th birthday, the St. Clement's Island Museum has a few special additions to this year's event. The festivities will include a keynote address by Dr. Julia King, Associate Professor of Anthropology at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and a special birthday cake created by Chef Duff Goldman and the cake artists of Charm City Cakes of Baltimore, Maryland. For more information, please contact the St. Clement's Island Museum at 301- 769-2222 or visit

Then, the celebration continues at Historic St. Mary's City on March 29! As the first capital of Maryland, Historic St. Mary's City is holding its own Maryland Day from 10 AM to 5 PM on March 29. Enjoy pomp, pageantry, music, and free visitation to all museum sites! The celebration also includes a keynote address by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and students representing each Maryland jurisdiction will parade their home county's colors in the "Flag Ceremony." For more information, please contact Historic St. Mary's City at 240-895-4960 or visit