Archeological Society of Maryland- The Archeological Society of Maryland provides lectures, demonstrations and fieldwork opportunities for its members. Check their web site for local chapters in your area.


Anne Arundel County Archeology - Lost Towns Project at London Town works with the Anne Arundel Chapter of Archeological Society of Maryland (ASM) to provide lectures, programs, and volunteer opportunities at the county's Lost Towns Project. Learn more at their web site.

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT) - The Maryland Historical Trust was formed in 1961 to assist the people of Maryland in identifying, studying, evaluating, preserving, protecting, and interpreting the state's significant prehistoric and historic districts, sites, structures, cultural landscapes, heritage areas, cultural objects, and artifacts, as well as less tangible human and community traditions. State Terrestrial and Underwater archeology programs work to identify, manage and preserve cultural resources. The Trust is the principal operating unit within the Division of Historical and Cultural Programs, which is an agency of the Maryland Department of Planning. Learn more about the Trust at their web site.

Historic St. Mary's City-Historic St. Mary's City is an open-air, living history museum located in Maryland's seventeenth-century capital. It sponsors archeology and a wide range of living-history and educational programs and events. Check them out at their web site.


Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) - JPPM is a state history and archeology museum that explores the changing cultures and environment of the Chesapeake Bay region. They are part of the Maryland Historical Trust, and maintain an archeology library, an annual public archeology program, as well as ongoing research. Prospective volunteers should visit their web site.

Maryland Archeological and Conservation Laboratory, Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum The MAC Lab is Maryland's state-of-the-art archeological research, conservation, and collections storage facility, and it houses nearly 4 million artifacts-the majority of which were recovered from Maryland sites. Tour the MAC Lab, free of charge, the first Friday of every month. To confirm a tour, contact Sharon Raferty at (410) 586-8550 or visit their web site.


Maryland State Highways Administration, Cultural Resources Section - The Maryland State Highways Cultural Resources Section provides archeological support to the Department of Transportation. SHA is a co-sponsor of Maryland Archeology Month. SHA also maintains a blog on their War of 1812 initiatives at



Montgomery County, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
(MNCPPC) The Montgomery County, M-NCPPC's archeology program is located within its Office of History and Archeology. at Needwood Mansion. They have access to archeology lesson plan resources, and offer summer courses for children and adults where they work on a local African American site. For information about volunteer opportunities, contact Heather Bouslog at (301) 840-5848.

Prince George's County, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission The Prince George's County, M-NCPPC's Archaeology Program is housed within the Natural and Historical Resources Department. For volunteer information, For volunteer information, contact Kristin Montaperto at (301) 627-1286

The Maritime Archeological and Historical Society
The Maritime Archeological and Historical Society (MAHS) members work to preserve our nation's maritime heritage. The society enhances the public's awareness of and appreciation for the significance of historic shipwrecks and other submerged cultural resources. MAHS activities include research, education, advocacy and diving. Education program includes a course entitled "Introduction to Underwater Archeology" which we conduct annually in the Washington area and a video education series entitled, "Diving into History" for those who are unable to attend classes. We are an all volunteer society and members are involved in expeditions around the world. Contact:


Oregon Ridge Nature Center-the Center for Archeology at Oregon Ridge Nature Center was established in 1983 by the Baltimore County Public Schools as a means for providing outreach to students and teachers via onsite activities and curriculum r development. For more information, contact the ORNC via e-mail at:

Archaeology in Annapolis is a partnership between the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Historic Annapolis Foundation. Begun in 1981, the Archaeology in Annapolis project has been concerned with promoting better understandings of Annapolis’ diverse past through the interpretation of material culture. Since 2000, Archaeology in Annapolis has also worked on Maryland’s Eastern Shore at William Paca’s 1792 plantation on Wye Island, as well as at Wye House, the home of the Lloyd family and where Frederick Douglass—at five or six years old—found he was a slave.