An Immersive Experience through History and Archaeology

September 6 & 7, 2019

All Events are FREE and open to all ages

This uniquetwo-day commemoration will highlight decades of archaeological discoveries and addressthe lasting legacies of chattel slavery in Prince George’s County.

This event series will be held with the generous cooperation of The Slave Dwelling Project, a non-profit whose vision is to encourage a “more truthful and inclusive

narrative of the history of the nation that honors the contributions of all our people.”

Joseph McGill, founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, has taken his message of historic preservation and heritage to over 23 states and Washington, D.C., ensuring that the places

where enslaved families lived and passed on their culture will be here for future generations.

Friday, September 6, 6:30 pm

Conversation Circle and Overnight Campout

Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park 16801 Mount Calvert Road, Upper Marlboro 20772

Come gather where archaeologists have discovered the location of long forgotten slave quarters. Join us for a thought-provoking conversation

around a bonfire to discuss race, history, and healing. Participants are invited to camp in the fieldswhere the ancestors once slept. Space is limited!

Saturday, September 7, 10 am-2 pm

Public Archaeology in the Slave Quarters

Mount Calvert Historical and Archaeological Park 16801 Mount Calvert Road, Upper Marlboro 20772

 Excavate the area where enslaved men, women, and children lived in the decades before emancipation. Nails and bricks have been discovered, along with animal bones and oyster shells discarded after meals, fragments of plates  and bottles, and  personal  items like buttons, keys, and tobacco pipes.What will you find?


Saturday, September 7, 6:30 pm

A Legacy of Enslavement Panel Discussion

Marietta House Museum

5626 Bell Station Road, Glenn Dale 20769

It’s time to change the narrative. Joseph McGill, founder of The Slave Dwelling Project, will  lead  a  diverse panel in a discussion about the legacy of enslavement and the ways that archaeology helps us untangle

the history of Prince George’s County. Audience participation is strongly encouraged!

 For more information

call 301-627-1286 or email or or


Registration required for each event