“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Princess Anne in Somerset County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Cultural Treasures

Cultural Treasures Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
1. Cultural Treasures Marker
Crisfield Historical Museum
The Crisfield Historical Museum includes exhibits of Native American culture, the harvesting and processing of seafood and the general history of the town.

The Governor Tawes Library houses exhibits relating to the 54th governor of Maryland, J. Millard Tawes of Crisfield.

The Ward Brothers Workshop honors the memory of the founders of the art form of decoy carving and painting. Lem and Steve Ward, after whom the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art in Salisbury is named. The Museum offers the Port of Crisfield Escorted Walking Tour.

Smith Island
Smith Island is Maryland’s only inhabited island accessible exclusively by boat. Visitors can board the mail boat at Crisfield and go to Ewell, one of the island’s three towns. There, the Smith Island Cultural Center documents the history of the strong men and stout-hearted women who have preserved their way of life since 1657.

Assateague Island National Seashore
Famous wild horses roam this windswept, 37-mile long barrier island. Other wildlife include the exotic Sika deer and nearly 300 species of birds. Undeveloped
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white sand beaches and dunes offer a natural setting for camping, swimming and surf fishing, Pristine back bays provide opportunities for clamming, crabbing and canoeing. Begin your visit at the Barrier Island Visitor Center which features aquariums and other exhibits of interest to children. During the summer, park rangers conduct a wide variety of nature programs.

Janes Island State Park
Make Janes Island State Park’s 3600 acres your destination for camping, boating, fishing, hiking, crabbing, bicycling and birdwatching.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1657.
Location. 38° 11.65′ N, 75° 41.867′ W. Marker is in Princess Anne, Maryland, in Somerset County. Marker is on Ocean Highway (US 13). The marker is located at a rest stop. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Princess Anne MD 21853, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Princess Anne Treasures (here, next to this marker); St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Historic Boxwood Gardens (approx. 0.7 miles away); Teackle Mansion (approx. 0.7 miles away); Somerset County Circuit Courthouse (approx. ¾ mile away); Princess Anne Town (approx. 0.8 miles away);
Cultural Treasures Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
2. Cultural Treasures Marker
Manokin Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); Somerset County (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princess Anne.
Cultural Treasures Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, May 31, 2013
3. Cultural Treasures Marker
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 425 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 8, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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