New ways to tell Anne Arundel County history

Capital Gazette

Anne Arundel County's archaeological attic is chock full of pieces of our history and now there are three new ways to show some of it off.

Now, not all of the county's 3.2 million artifacts are worthy of show-and-tell for a general audience, chards of pottery, beads, and such. But many the county has unearthed in pursuit of the story of us are worth a look.

The county Cultural Resources Division, part of the Department of Planning and Zoning, on Tuesday unveiled a permanent display case at the department's permit center that will house a rotating exhibit of finds. The project is in partnership with the Lost Towns Project and Anne Arundel County Trust for Preservation, with help from a wide variety of other organizations.

The partnership with the Anne Arundel County Library System is nothing new. Aside from the kiosk project, which will be on display at the Annapolis Branch Library first, the Cultural Resources Division and the library have a vast collection of historic, cultural and archaeological books, which are available to the public.