Maryland Heritage Project
The Maryland Heritage Project is a collaborative web that brings together the College, the Commission (Historic St. Mary's City), the Church (Trinity Episcopal), and the wider community. A visible outcome of the Maryland Heritage Project will be two new buildings used jointly by the College and Historic St. Mary's City. One of the buildings is a new interpretive center, which will showcase artifacts from the many layers of St. Mary's City history - from the fourth English-speaking colony in North America and one of only two colonies founded on religious toleration, to the farmlands that replaced that colony in the 18th century, to the founding of the monument school in the mid-19th century and beyond.
The second building will be an academic building that will replace Anne Arundel Hall (built in 1954). This building will include Historic St. Mary's City's research offices, faculty offices and classrooms in anthropology, democracy studies, history, international languages and cultures, and museum studies. It will host collection-based courses and summer institutes. The interpretive center and the academic building will be connected with a quadrangle between them.
Center for the Study of Democracy:
The Center for the Study of Democracy sponsors education about the roots of democracy in colonial Maryland and the link to contemporary domestic and international issues.
International Programs and Exchanges:
The Museum Studies Program is designed to help students explore the theory and practice of museums in the contemporary world, with emphasis on the stewardship of collections and the creation of exhibits, interpretive programs, and educational outreach services.
Landscape Preservation and Stewardship:
Overseeing preservation and stewardship of the historical legacy of St. Mary's City as well as the area's fragile tidewater environment.