“It is only upon the firm foundation stone of faith that true character can be formed. The current parishioners at St. Peter  Claver Catholic Church have a blessed and firm arch carrying them into the next generation. In Christ Our Lord, the cycle of life goes on..”

Why a Museum?

The idea of a museum has been proposed for years and finally the process has begun to “bringing it to life.” The museum’s primary mission is to preserve and maintain a permanent history for telling the legacy of the St. Peter Claver Catholic Parish in St. Inigoes, Maryland which dates back to 1902 when the first and only all Negro Jesuit parish in St. Mary’s County was born.


The Museum will be housed in McKenna Hall. The top-floor is targeted for an exhibition room, an office and a small gift shop. Some renovations to the building have been completed but more is underway.

Archives and Exhibits

Glass displays at The Museum will be on both a continuous and rotating basis. Changes will take place to relate to the permanent themes. The Museum will be promoted as an attraction of history, heritage and culture for tourists, school groups, family reunions and the local community.

Visit Us

The Museum is location in Southern Maryland at the St. Peter Claver Catholic Church just minutes from NAVAIR Station and Lexington Park, Maryland. Ample parking is available. Tour Buses are welcome. Click here for map to Church.

Contact Us

To make reservations, call 301-872-5460 or email:

The St. Peter Claver Catholic Church Museum is a non-profit 501( c) (3), established in 2004, with #………….