St. Mary’s College of Maryland was recognized during the Maryland Historical Trust’s 42nd annual Preservation Awards on April 20 in Annapolis, Md. St. Mary’s College was awarded Outstanding Stewardship of Archaeological Resources.
According to the Maryland Historical Trust, “St. Mary’s College of Maryland has a distinguished record for the management of archaeological resources on its property and has played a key role in the identification, preservation, and interpretation of sites, places, and landscapes in the Southern Maryland region.”
“When St. Mary’s College was created as a living monument to the founding of Maryland, I doubt that any of the school’s founders envisioned the role archaeology would come to play in commemorating the past,” said Dr. Julie King, professor of anthropology at St. Mary’s College. “But here we are: the College not only as stewards of the archaeological sites on its land, but our students helping owners and communities with learning more about and preserving sites in their neighborhoods.”
The Maryland Preservation Awards are the highest level of recognition for historic preservation, heritage education and community development projects in the state. Since 1975, the Maryland Historical Trust has honored the outstanding preservation efforts of more than 250 individuals and projects throughout the state. The awards are presented in four categories:
Leadership and Service, Education and Community Engagement, Project Excellence, and Stewardship.