Feature Presentations


Leonardtown A&E Online has launched original programming including two interesting and thought-provoking historically based shows. Learn fun and interesting facts about Southern Maryland. View the shows below.

Wayback Wednesdays / Historically Speaking


Wayback Wednesdays

Learn fun and quirky facts about Southern Maryland

Way Back Wednesdays is a weekly video series, produced by St. Clement’s Island Museum, showing some of the stories that make St. Mary’s County’s history so unique and interesting. This engaging series airing weekly on Wednesday’s is hosted by Museum Division Manager, Karen Stone, and features historical facts and stories from the quirky to the fascinating.

View Episodes Here:

Episode 16:

"The War of 1812 in St. Mary's County" NEW!

Episode 15:
"The Fire at Blackistone Lighthouse"

Episode 14:
The First Sheriff 

Episode 13:
Point Lookout Lighthouse and its first Lighthouse Keeper

Episode 12:

Cecil Calvert & the Maryland Charter

Episode 11:


Episode 10:

The Lynching of Benjamin Hance 
Note: This is a difficult story to hear, but an important one to tell. 

Episode 9:

Moll Dyer: The Witch of Leonardtown? 

Episode 8: 
Dashiell Hammett, Local Celebrity 

Episode 7:
Ignatius Loyola & the Founding of the Society of Jesus

Episode 6:

Horse Racing in Leonardtown

Episode 5:
St. Peter Claver Church

Episode 4:
Why Maryland Didn't Secede

Episode 3:
The Black Diamond Disaster

Episode 2:

The Death of Lincoln

Episode 1:
Fr. Andrew White & The Chief​



Historically Speaking

Thought provoking facts about history

Historically Speaking is a fascinating new series of talks and lectures recalling the people, the events and the heritage of St. Mary’s County. The series is produced by the St. Mary’s County Historical Society in collaboration with the Pax River Naval Air Museum and made possible by the Southern Maryland Heritage Area and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. This first program in the series focuses on the NAS Patuxent River’s Forgotten Cold Warriers.  Additional Historically Speaking Specials are in development and are slated to air later this year.

View the First Episode Here:

Episode 1




Leonardtown A&E Online is presented by the Leonardtown Arts & Entertainment District and is sponsored by the Commissioners of Leonardtown, the Leonardtown Business Association and the St. Mary's County Arts Council.

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