In late June of 1863, nearly 150,000 soldiers moved through the narrow and dusty roads of Maryland towards the devastating clash at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, just a few miles north of the Mason-Dixon line.
While the battle unfolded on the fields surrounding Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, much of the campaign that led to the dramatic battle played out in Maryland – with both US and Confederate forces moving across the state and covering their movements as they attempted to outflank and corner their adversary.
Preservation Maryland is recruiting for a 3-month paid internship that will be based at the South Mountain State Battlefield in Frederick/Washington County, Maryland. This unique internship will focus on researching and interpreting underrepresented and untold stories of the battlefield, with a focus on the experiences and lives of African American women and children. Interns will work closely with the site historian and will be managed by staff of the Maryland Park Service.
Relic hunting has exploded during the COVID-19 pandemic with families looking for socially distanced, outdoor activities. Most of these history-lovers are unaware that sensitive historic sites might be damaged in the process. Meanwhile, archaeologists are alarmed by the damage but rarely reach out to the relic hunting community to find productive alternatives to what they see as “looting”. It’s time to talk about it! Join a panel of archaeologists and avocationalists for a civil conversation about positive ways to discover the marvels of the past. Hosted in cooperation with the Council for Maryland Archaeology. This webinar is part of the Council for Maryland Archeology Webinar series. For more information on the webinar series, visit https://cfma-md.com/.