On the grounds of Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, St. Leonard, Calvert County, the Maryland Archeological Conservation Laboratory opened in 1998. The Laboratory is part of the Division of Historical and Cultural Programs within the Department of Planning.
Red barn at Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum, St. Leonard, Maryland, May 2002. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
Each summer, public archaeology programs give volunteers the chance to see what it is like to be an archaeologist and excavate an actual site. Such programs are conducted by the Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland College Park; the Department of Sociology, Washington College; Historic London Town and Gardens; Historic St. Mary's City; Jefferson Patterson Historical Park and Museum; and Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission.
St. John's Site Museum, Historic St. Mary's City, St. Mary's City, Maryland, May 2009. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.
The Maryland Maritime Archeology Program of the Maryland Historical Trust also provides for public participation in archeology.
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