Colton’s Pt., MD — With school opening just days away it was a time for the kids to have some fun before cracking the books. St. Clements Museum in Colton’s Point held its annual Children’s Day Saturday, Aug. 15 with cooperative weather and plenty of activities to keep kids of all ages busy.

The highlight of the day for many was also a history lesson – free boat rides to St. Clements Island, site of Maryland’s founding. They could also learn a lot about the state’s history inside the museum, which also had free admission for the day. Mixing history and fun is always a great way to learn.

Activities included free balloons (inside the old schoolhouse), face painting, games, crafts, snow cones and goody bags. The children had a chance to try their hand at the limbo and Zumba led by Leslie Corbin. There also were mini-tractor pulls for various age groups.

The Seventh District Optimist Club provided a 50-cent meal and a free bike raffle. And there were displays by the Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department and MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital. 

St. Clement’s Island Museum is operated by the Museum Division of the St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks.  For more information call 301-769-2222 or go to

See the attached Photo Gallery of Children’s Day at St. Clement’s Island Museum.

Contact Dick Myers at