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Explore Your State: Southern Maryland

Explore Your State Outdoors

Take a look at the map above and find the coordinating park from the following list. Click on a park name and you will be taken to the Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find out about hours and directions, as well as available activities at each park. 3 - Calvert Cliffs State Park 5 - Chapman State Park 7 - Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum 17 - Newtowne Neck State Park 18 - Greenwell State Park 25 - Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitors Center 31 - Cedarville State Forest 33 - Point Lookout State Park 34 - Helen Avalynne...

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Explore Your State: Central Maryland

Explore Your State Outdoors

Did you know March 30th is National Take a Walk in the Park Day? Perfect timing for a blog post about exploring this marvelous state! Take a look at the map above and find the coordinating park from the following list. Click on a park name and you will be taken to the Department of Natural Resources website. There you can find out about hours and directions, as well as available activities at each park. 10 - Elk Neck State Park 11 - Fair Hill NRMA 19 - Gunpowder Falls State Park 20 - Hart-Miller Island State Park 26 - Morgan Run NEA...

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Explore Your State 2017

Explore Your State Outdoors

Spring is officially here! The time has come to break out your walking shoes and rediscover the natural wonders of this state. We will continue with our 2016 blog series, "Explore Your State," which honors 100 years of the National Park Service, and share some especially amazing places to visit. There is a reason Maryland is often called, "America in Miniature." Mountains, marshes, estuaries, flatlands, beaches, and more make up this state's magnificently diverse landscape. But, exploring your state does not have to be overwhelming. In coordination with the Maryland Historical Society's We Are Maryland program, the next four posts will each feature one...

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Made in Maryland: Winslow Nautical

Made in Maryland

Behind the rope work of Winslow Nautical is Deborah Rowan, a former tall-ship sailor and Maryland Historical Society volunteer. Rowan started making hemp rope mats after admiring how they looked in use on modern replicas of historical ships. Rowan says, "For centuries, sailors have made thump mats from flat knots, or carrick bend knots, to protect the decks and rigging of sailing ships from wear and chafe. Creative sailors could also use strands of rope to make buttons in a pinch." "Today, thump mats make useful trivets or decorative centerpieces. And, button knots tied with colorful paracord make attractive earrings. Monkey's Fist knots once...

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Made in Maryland: Vintage Stamp Jewels

Made in Maryland

Jewelry you can wear every day doesn’t need to be . . . everyday. We are in love with Vintage Stamp Jewels here in the museum shop. The company, which is based in Hanover, Maryland, creates simple yet fashionable jewelry to wear on any occasion, with any outfit.       Creator Monica Sisk started making necklaces while caring for her young children at home. She sold the necklaces online and very quickly they became a hit. Now, she and several employees operate Vintage Stamp Jewels out of her cottage studio. Each piece features a "family tree" charm, which represents the relationships and connections that matter most to the individual wearing...

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