Information about the Basil Smith site and regional history is available
from a variety of sources, including published reports, museums, and
Publications about the Basil Smith Site
MAA and its consultant, Straughan Environmental Services, Inc., created
this website based on Phase I, Phase II, and Phase III excavation reports
provided by Joseph Hopkins Associates, Inc., project archaeologists.
Joseph Hopkins Associates, Inc. July 7, 2000. Phase I and Phase
II Investigations for the Maryland
Aviation Administration in the Vicinity of Hanover, Anne Arundel
County Maryland. Baltimore, Maryland.
Joseph Hopkins Associates, Inc. July 7, 2000. Phase III Investigations
of the B. Smith Site
(18An1151), Hanover Vicinity, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Baltimore,
Click BIBLIOGRAPHY (.pdf document)
to review the reference material used to prepare this report.
Copies of the investigation reports are filed at the Maryland Historical
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society, Inc.
The Ann Arrundell County Historical Society was founded in 1962 to promote
the County's cultural heritage and to preserve selected properties.
Two of the museums it administers contain historical materials that
are pertinent to the Basil Smith site:
Benson Hammond House
The Benson Hammond House serves as the Ann Arrundell County Historical
Society's headquarters and museum. A truck farm from 1830-1930, the
museum contains many artifacts from local truck farms and contains an
extensive picker check collection that reflects the system used by early
farmers in the area to pay farm workers.
Benson Hammond House Museum
Aviation Boulevard and Andover Road
Linthicum, Maryland 21090
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Kuethe Library houses historical and genealogical materials for
the Ann Arrundell County Historical Society and contains manuscripts
maps, and photographs, genealogical, and biographical material.
Historical And Genealogical Research Center
5 Crain Highway, SE
Glen Burnie, Maryland 21061
Hours: Thursday through Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Maryland Historical Trust
Trust is the regulatory agency responsible for preserving Maryland's
cultural legacy and community traditions. The Trust maintains a library
and inventory of known historical and archeological resources. The public
may view these materials Tuesday through Thursday, by appointment.
Maryland Historical Trust
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD 21032
Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum
The Jefferson Patterson
Park and Museum serves as a Maryland state museum of history and
archeology. A division of the Trust, the museum houses the Maryland
Archaeological Conservation Lab (MAC Lab). MAA delivered all artifacts
discovered during excavation of the Basil Smith site to the MAC Lab
for curation and preservation.
MAA would like to thank the following for help during website preparation: