News Release, Calvert County Public Information Office

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Oct. 2, 2019 –Citizens are invited to revel in Calvert County history during Lower Marlboro Freedom Day, a celebration to commemorate the freedom of those who escaped slavery with the help of the British during the War of 1812.

The daylong celebration will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. with events at Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church, located at 6519 Lower Marlboro Lane Owings, and Lower Marlboro Hall, located at 3911 Lower Marlboro Road in Owings.

Festivities include a walking tour, speakers, entertainment, an original play, food, and exhibits. Visitors age 12 and older can also enjoy kayak tours on the Patuxent River, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-3:30 p.m. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

For more information, contact Kirsti Uunila, historic preservation planner with the Calvert County Department of Planning & Zoning, at 410-535-1600, ext. 2504, or

Lower Marlboro Freedom Day is sponsored by residents of Lower Marlboro; Calvert County Chapter of the NAACP; Calvert County Historical Society; Calvert Library; Calvert County Historic District Commission; Maryland State Archives; Calvert Nature Society; Calvert County Department of Parks & Recreation, Natural Resources Division; Mt. Harmony – Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church; and All Saints Episcopal Church.

Find information on Calvert County Government services online at

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