Discovering Maryland's First Capital
St. Mary's City, one of the best-preserved seventeenth-century town sites in the Americas, served as the center of Lord Baltimore's government until 1695. In this illustrated lecture, Henry Miller combines excavation findings and documentary analysis to create a new perspective on the nature of life in early Maryland and colonial efforts at developing the first city in the colony. This presentation reviews thirty years of research findings and is regularly updated to include the most recent discoveries. Requires slide projector and screen; Power Point presentation can be made upon request. Adult audiences.
Henry Miller is Director of Research for Maryland's state museum at St. Mary's City, the founding site and seventeenth-century capital of Lord Baltimore's colony. He is an historical archaeologist with over thirty years of experience in the Chesapeake region and work on colonial Maryland. His research interests include colonial architecture, foods, ceramics, the domestic landscape, and city design. Dr. Miller has a Ph.D. from Michigan State University in the field of Anthropology.