Maryland Beginning

Maryland at the Beginning

Exploring the Founding of Lord Baltimore’s Colony

 

 

 

Maryland at the Beginning –

Historic St. Mary’s City celebrated the 375th anniversary of Maryland’s founding throughout 2009. Commemoration began on Maryland Day weekend with a symposium titled “Maryland at the Beginning.”

 

The free lecture program offered 30-minute talks by leading Chesapeake historians and archaeologists. On all but the “Welcome”, Dr. Henry Miller, director of research at HSMC, is heard introducing each speaker in turn and moderating the final “Questions” session. The sessions were recorded in Auerbach Auditorium of St. Mary’s Hall on the campus of St. Mary’s College of Maryland in St. Mary’s City, Maryland.

 

Maryland at the Beginning Audio Files

 

Introduction
Bob Klingberg

 

Welcome
Dr. Regina Faden, Executive Director, Historic St. Mary’s City and Dr. Michael Cain, Director, Center for the Study of Democracy, St. Mary’s College of Maryland

 

Why Maryland? The Lords Baltimore and their Colonial Enterprises
Dr. John Krugler, Professor of History, Marquette University

 

The Ark & The Dove: The Ships that Founded Maryland & their Crews
Joseph M. Greeley, Waterfront Interpretive Supervisor and William Gates, Captain, The Maryland Dove, Historic St. Mary’s City

 

A Relation of Maryland’s Founding Voyage
Dr. Henry M. Miller, Director of Research, Historic St. Mary’s City

 

The Piscataway and Yaocomico Peoples of Maryland
Dr. Gabrielle Tayac, National Museum of the American Indian

 

Manorial Maryland: Establishing the Colony
Dr. Garry Wheeler Stone, Monmouth Battlefield, New Jersey Parks

 

Maryland at the Beginning: Significance and Legacy
Dr. Edward Papenfuse, Maryland State Archivist

 

This and other special programs marking the 375th anniversary of Maryland’s
founding were made possible by the generous support of our sponsors:
SAIC
Philip L. Graham Fund
Constellation Energy
The Boeing Company
Community Bank of Tri-County
Learning Systems International
Maryland Bank & Trust
PNC