St. Mary’s City to celebrate Indigenous Heritage Day

News Release, Historic St. Mary’s City

St. Mary’s City, MD- Celebrate the culture of Maryland’s first inhabitants with Indigenous Heritage Day on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Historic St. Mary’s City. The day will be filled with activities to honor and celebrate the traditions of indigenous people that first lived on this land. Hands-on activities to be highlighted during the event will be archery, pottery, and digging out a log canoe.

Celebrate the culture of Maryland’s first inhabitants with Indigenous Heritage Day on Saturday, September 14, 2019, at Historic St. Mary’s City. Featured as part of the day, guests will have the opportunity to learn about indigenous dances from the Piscataway Indian Nation Dancers.

The Piscataway Indian Nation Dancers are scheduled to perform at 1:00 p.m. Museum guests will have the opportunity to learn the skills needed to make stone and bone tools, tan animal hides for clothing, or to prepare food.

All activities will take place near the Woodland Indian Hamlet exhibit on museum grounds. The Woodland Indian Hamlet is dedicated to exploring the rich history of the Yaocomaco people.  

The event will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, September 14. Admission ($10 adult; $9 seniors; $6 youth (6-18); and free for those 5 years and younger and Friends members) includes access to special activities, living history sites, and the St. John’s Site Museum.

Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. 

For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or

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