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St. Mary's City in St. Mary's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

A Busy Kitchen

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. A Busy Kitchen Marker
Inscription.  The kitchen may have looked like this in May 1692. It is based on archaeological information, artifacts, and clues about the furnishings and the room's inhabitants found in an inventory of Van Sweringen's property made in 1700. The painting depicts late morning with Mary Van Sweringen, her daughter, and her staff busy cooking a special dinner that will be served mid-day to Governor Copley and his council. Mary is eager to make a good impression on the governor so mother and daughter are wearing their best clothing for the event.
 
Erected by Historic St. Mary's City.
 
Location. 38° 11.118′ N, 76° 26.042′ W. Marker is in St. Mary's City, Maryland, in St. Mary's County. Marker can be reached from Old State House Road west of Point Lookout Road (Maryland Route 5), on the left when traveling north. The marker is inside the open-air Council Chamber on the Van Sweringen site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47414 Old State House Road, Saint Marys City MD 20686, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Cooling House (here, next to this marker); Cellar Archaeology
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(here, next to this marker); The Servants (here, next to this marker); The Kitchen (here, next to this marker); A Private Lodging House (here, next to this marker); ...Adjourn to the Arbour at Vansweringens (here, next to this marker); The Council Roome (here, next to this marker); The Illusion of Brick (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Mary's City.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 3, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on September 3, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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