DISCOVER THE PEOPLE AND HISTORY OF ST. MARY'S COUNTY
St. Mary's County has been making history since the Ark and Dove arrived here from England in March 1634. Maryland was the 4th successful English colony in what was to become the United States and St Mary's is known as Maryland's Mother County. The St. Mary's County Historical Society, established in 1951, holds the County's most extensive records of its history - its people and the places they lived and worked.
St. Mary's County is truly a special place to visit and to live. Its people, beautiful landscape, stunning waterways, and rich history that influenced the birth not only of Maryland but the United States. Exploring that history connects you to those who have gone before -- to their idealism, their courage, their struggles, and their successes.
Whether you are a visitor, a new member of our community, or can trace your roots back to the Ark and Dove, the people and history of St Mary's has touched you. As a member of the St Mary's County Historical Society, you can connect to those people and that rich history.
History matters because of the people who made it.
Learn more about St Mary's County. Join us to explore its people and history!
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