Youth Interpreter Program

Terra Mariae Society

Youth Interpreter Program

Historic St. Mary’s City is pleased to announce the Terra Mariae Society Youth Interpreter Program.  The program is open to home-schooled youth between the ages of eleven and seventeen who demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm, a love of history, and the willingness to share these with the public.  A very limited number of youth are chosen for the program each year.  Acceptance into the program is based upon a process that is described in the Terra Mariae Information Packet.  Applications are due by Friday, February 21, 2020.

Program Description
The Terra Mariae Society Youth Interpreter Program is a unique educational opportunity striving to enrich and encourage young minds. The program provides students with an understanding of Maryland history and the 17th century. Students will also sharpen their communication skills while they interact with the public as interpreters on the Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation. Students selected for the program will assist in enhancing the overall quality of Historic St. Mary’s City as a museum. The one year program requires a commitment of two days per week, three to four hours per day.

Comments made by parents involved in the program:

“The program was exceptionally well organized from the beginning, and the requirements for the youth involved seemed to me just right for us to meet the standards for our son’s history curriculum in our homeschool program.  You helped make my job easy!”

“. . . learned much about Maryland and about doing work enthusiastically.  This program supplemented our homeschool program of study very well and the flexibility of the schedule was helpful.  Our son, being required to go through the mechanics of interviewing for this position and writing a report on direct experiences, learned aspects of working life normally introduced to youth at an older age.”

“I would recommend the Terra Mariae Society to anyone interested in learning history in a hands-on way.”

If you have any questions please contact:

Beth Sanford, Site Supervisor, Godiah Spray Tobacco Plantation