…in this place on our b: Ladies day in lent, we first offered, erected a crosse, and with devotion tooke solemne possession of the Country…
Father White (a priest who accompanied the Maryland colonists), “A Briefe Relation of the Voyage Unto Maryland,” in The Calvert Papers, Number Three, 1899, p. 39. Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600 to 1925.
- Capital and the Bay: Narratives of Washington and the Chesapeake Bay Region, 1600-1925 captures a distinctive region as it developed between the onset of European settlement and the first quarter of the twentieth century.
- To view more maps of the state, search for Maryland in Panoramic Maps and in General Maps. For more panoramic photographs, search for Maryland in Panoramic Photographs.
- For a thorough introduction to the role religion played in the founding of the American colonies, visit the online exhibition Religion and the Founding of the American Republic. More than 200 objects are highlighted, including early American books, manuscripts, letters, prints, paintings, artifacts, and music. Scroll to the middle of the America as a Religious Refuge section to find a richly illustrated history of Roman Catholics in Maryland.