Saturday, January 5, 2008

Spring Symposium on Town-Founding

The Archeological Society of Maryland hosts a symposium each year during Maryland Archeology Month (April). As the ASM's Vice President, I'm charged with organizing the event and suggesting a theme to the Board of Trustees. The subject this year is Town-Founding and the program will consist of several presentations on archaeological research on Maryland town sites. These may include Native American village sites, Colonial settlements, and 19th-century port towns. Port Tobacco, as you might imagine, will be among the subjects of those presentations.

The symposium will be held in Annapolis in celebration of the 300th anniversary of the City charter. The First Presbyterian Church on Duke of Gloucester Street, across from Annapolis City Hall and the Noah Hillman parking garage, will be the venue. I hope you will join us on April 12, 2008, from 9AM to 3PM. And take advantage of the location: there are lots of wonderful eateries in the neighborhood and the Historic District is ideal for a stretch of the legs after the symposium and before the drive home. There is a nominal admission fee and proceeds go toward symposium expenses and support of the Society.

Stay tuned for additional details.


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