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Moll Dyer Day

In 2021, February 26th was proclaimed as Moll Dyer Day in a touching ceremony that was held at Tudor Hall Manor, the new location of the famed rock that bears her now fading handprint. Plans for this year's Moll Dyer Day Weekend are underway and include an opening ceremony held at the site of the Moll Dyer Rock at Tudor Hall Manor, a scavenger hunt for the entire family, paranormal investigations, a ghost walk, and special offers and activities provided by local Leonardtown businesses. This significant event honors a local Leonardtown Legend while bringing recognition to the harmful effects of bullying. The ongoing theme of Moll Dyer Day is "Be Kind". Check this page often for details on plans for the 2023 Moll Dyer Day Event.

 

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Moll Dyer Day Itinerary

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About Moll Dyer

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About Leonardtown

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MOLL DYER DAY Weekend ITINERARY
 

There are some exciting events/activities taking place during Moll Dyer Day Weekend. Please see details below.

Friday, February 24, 2023

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6:00 p.m.  Spirits & Witches at Tudor Hall Manor (21 or older– Sample Tobacco Barn Distillery's "Witches Brew" and enjoy light refreshments while enjoying lively presentations from two dynamic speakers - Patrick Burke, a paranormal investigator and history enthusiast, shares evidence and fact as "History with a Twist"; and author and speaker, Michael M. Hughes, will present “The History and Reality of Witchcraft in America”, $50 per person for this adult-only event. Proceeds from the evening benefit the St. Mary's County Historical Society – Visit the St. Mary's County Historical Society for more information and to purchase tickets.

6:30 p.m.  Your Fate is in Your Hands at Yellow Line Studio (Adult Activity) – Enjoy an evening of artistry at the Yellow Line Art Studio inspired by Moll Dyer. Choose between two creative palmistry projects - a hand map chart of your future for $10; or create and paint your own hand stone for $35. Space is limited. Visit The Yellow Line Studio Moll Dyer Night event registration page to reserve your spot for the event.












 

8:00 p.m.  A Mystical Evening with the Evasons - Mentalist Duo at the Rex– Join world renowned mentalist duo, Jeff and Tessa Evason, for an interactive mind reading show that will mystify and amaze you. These award-winning psychic entertainers have performed in over 40 countries across the globe (the Friday night show has been added due to the advanced buzz The Rex Theatre received about the Saturday show). Showtime is 8:00 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by Visit St. Mary's, and proceeds from this event benefit the St. Mary's County Historical Society. Tickets went out to VIPS yesterday, but will be available to the public on this page and on the The Rex Theatre Facebook page at
2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th. For more information visit:
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Saturday, February 25, 2023

11:00 a.m.  Opening Ceremony at Tudor Hall Manor – This event is FREE and open to the public, and includes music from David Norris, the announcement of the Spirits contest winners, and a Moll Dyer reenactment. Leonardtown Mayor, Dan Burris, proclaimed February 26th Moll Dyer Day back in 2021 (to be celebrated the last Saturday in February annually). He returns to proclaim the official start of this year's event. Location: Tudor Hall Manor,
 

12:00 - 4:00 p.m. Winter Games at the Brudergarten (21 and up) - Compete in the first ever Winter Games at the Brudergarten at Shepherd's Old Field Market. Compete for prizes and bragging rights in fun and silly outdoor games. Must be 21 and up to participate in this FREE event.

 

12:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Where's Mary Agnes Spirit Hunt Starting at the Old Jail Museum – Follow clues to this puzzling game for all ages to find another "Spirited" citizen of Leonardtown. This FREE event starts and ends at the Old Jail Museum. Collect clues around Town to solve this fun puzzle. Everyone who plays qualifies for prizes generously donated by local businesses, and one grand prize winner will be selected from all the entries that correctly show the location of Mary Agnes.

6:30 & 9:00 p.m.  Paranormal Investigation with the Burkes (18 or older)
Join renowned author and paranormal expert, Patrick Burke, for a paranormal investigation. This unique walking tour provides an opportunity to encounter Moll Dyer and other spirits around Leonardtown while learning more about the art and science behind the process of paranormal investigations. Included on the tour are the Old Jail Museum and Tudor Hall Manor.
 Two sessions will be offered: 6;30 - 8:30 p.m. & 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. 
Space is limited. Purchase tickets here.
















 

8:00 p.m.  A Mystical Evening with the Evasons - Mentalist Duo at the Rex
Join world renowned mentalist duo, Jeff and Tessa Evason for an interactive mind reading show that will mystify and amaze you. These award-winning psychic entertainers have performed in over 40 countries across the globe. Showtime is 8:00 p.m., doors open at 7:00 p.m. This event is sponsored by
Visit St. Mary's, and proceeds from this event benefit the St. Mary's County Historical Society. Tickets went out to VIPS yesterday, but will be available to the public on this page and on the The Rex Theatre Facebook page at2 p.m. on Saturday, February 4th. For more information visit: The Rex Theatre





 

 

7:30 a.m. Moll Dyer Day at Spice Studios - Join Spice for a morning of fun, themed fitness classes. For more information and to register visit: Spice Studios.

 

 

 

 

 

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. "Mall" Dyer Scavenger Hunt at Shepherd's Old Field Market - Family-friendly scavenger hunt throughout the magnificent Shepherd's Old Field Market. Find items and qualify for prizes. This fun event for all ages is FREE and open to the public. Learn more at: Shepherd's Old Field Market.



 

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Explore the Old Jail Museum - Explore new exhibits and discover historical artifacts at the historic Old Jail Museum. The Museum Store is a great place to find Moll Dyer merchandise as well as paranormal books about Southern Maryland. Admission is FREE.
 

4:00 p.m.  Your Fate is in Your Hands at Yellow Line Studio (Ault Activity) – Enjoy an afternoon of artistry at the Yellow Line Art Studio inspired by Moll Dyer. Choose between two creative palmistry projects - a hand map chart of your future for $10; or create and paint your own hand stone for $35. Space is limited. Visit The Yellow Line Studio Moll Dyer Night event registration page to reserve your spot for the event.


 

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Saturday, February 25, 2023

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Featured Events for Saturday, February 25th:

Other Great Moll Dyer Day Events/Activities for Saturday, February 25th:

Sunday, February 26, 2023

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10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Explore the Old Jail Museum - Explore new exhibits and discover historical artifacts at the historic Old Jail Museum. The Museum Store is a great place to find Moll Dyer merchandise as well as paranormal books about Southern Maryland. Admission is FREE.

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About Moll Dyer
 

Many know the legend of Moll Dyer, but it’s not as widely known that Dyer was a real woman who lived just south of
what is now Leonardtown in the late 1600’s. She is believed to have been a healer who often aided the community,
however when an epidemic of influenza arose during the winter of 1697, the Town inhabitants looked to lay blame and
named her as its cause. Accused of witchcraft, Dyer was set upon by a mob fearful of the sickness. When they set fire to
her small cabin, Dyer escaped into the surrounding woods on a bitterly cold night in February 1698. Her body was found days later by a young boy looking for lost livestock. She was found with one hand frozen to a large rock and the other outstretched to the sky. Legend has it that Moll put a curse on the land and on the rock. It's rumored that anyone who touches the rock may become dizzy or even fall ill.  During a dedication ceremony in 2021, L
eonardtown's Mayor, Dan Burris, proclaimed February 26th Moll Dyer Day. The famed Moll Dyer Rock was moved from the Old Jail Museum where it sat for almost 50 years to Tudor Hall Manor, the home of the St. Mary’s County Historical Society, where the organization oversees the preservation of this important piece of Southern Maryland history. The Society has helped build a platform and protective covering to shelter the rock from the elements. Since its move, the rock has seen a steady flow of visitors who often leave trinkets and small gifts for Moll. There is a locally distilled Moll Dyer Whiskey, a Moll Dyer Song and a dance, and Dyer is also the subject of book and the movie "Blair Witch Project".

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Leonardtown, Maryland 
 

Leonardtown is a small community in the heart of St. Mary’s County, Maryland. This charming, walkable Town is known for its beautiful landscapes, breathtaking waterways, and friendly, welcoming people. When you enter Leonardtown, you’ll be transported back in time as you take in the quaint Town Square and Historic buildings, but Leonardtown is undergoing a current renaissance of its downtown area with the addition of an eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, and world-class restaurants. We invite you to visit Leonardtown to experience the charm, the excitement and the warmth first-hand, and if you've been away, we welcome you back. You're always welcome! 

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