October 11, 2021
5626 Bell Station Road
Glenn Dale, MD 20769
301-464-5291; TTY 301-699-2544
Indigenous Peoples Garden Unveiling
Monday, October 11, 2021
Same-Day Onsite Registration, No RSVP required.
Marietta House Museum is hosting a small meet-and-greet event observing Indigenous Peoples Day. Marietta will mark the holiday by unveiling a new “Indigenous Peoples Garden,” planted in summer 2021. The garden honors the history and continued traditions of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe, native to present-day Prince George’s County. Artifacts found by archeologists in the area surrounding Marietta House Museum attest to their presence here prior to European colonization and development.
The local landscaping company Artistic Landscaping, Inc. helped plant a variety of local indigenous plants. The garden features a plaque bearing Marietta House Museum’s land acknowledgment statement.
A representative of the Piscataway Conoy Tribe, Mr. Rico Newman, will officially unveil the garden. During the unveiling ceremony, members of the Marietta House Museum staff will give brief remarks. Dr. Julia Rose, the site director, will introduce Prince George’s County Parks and Recreation Assistant Division Chief Omar Eaton-Martinez.
Marietta House Museum is a designated historic site operated by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC). Built-in 1816 for Supreme Court Justice Gabriel Duvall, the two-story brick manor house was the central feature of a 700-acre tobacco plantation. Duvall and his descendants enslaved approximately 100-200 men, women, and children throughout the nineteenth century. Today, the house is operated as a museum and education center focusing on themes of law, freedom, and civil rights in the United States.
Appropriate public health restrictions, as designated by Prince George’s County officials and M-NCPPC, will be observed.