April 2024

St. John’s College Will Host Panel Discussion on the Legacy of Francis Scott Key

St. John’s College will host “The Legacy of Francis Scott Key, Class of 1796,” a panel discussion, on Wednesday, April 17, at 7:30 p.m., in the Francis Scott Key Auditorium. This event, organized by the College History Task Force, will discuss the complicated legacy of Francis Scott Key, founder of the St. John’s College Alumni Association, and the college’s most famous—and perhaps most controversial—graduate. The panel will be moderated by Chanel Compton Johnson, Executive Director of the Banneker-Douglass Museum. Panelists include Professor Mark Clague, author of the 2022 cultural biography of...

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Christine Dunham Joins Board of Directors

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area is pleased to welcome Christine Dunham as our newest member of the Board of Directors. She brings both Preservation and Conservation experience to our Board. We share a bio of Ms. Dunham here: "Christine is excited to join the board after serving for many years as the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s (SERC) representative on the Coordinating Council.  As the program manager for the SERC Directorate, she works with the Director, Smithsonian Administration, the board, and various partners, and coordinates special projects, among many other duties.  She was the...

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Recording Available for Panel Presentation, “Sticks and Stones: (De)humanizing Words? Considering the Language of Slavery, Race, and Marginalized Communities.”

Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area was pleased to present a powerful Panel Presentation on March 28, led by author and scholar Chris Haley of the Maryland State Archives, entitled “Sticks and Stones: (De)humanizing Words? Considering the Language of Slavery, Race, and Marginalized Communities.”  The program looked closely at the ways that language used by public history professionals and academic historians, and today’s communities, to describe current, past, past people, and atrocities, has changed.  Mr. Haley, who is Director of Research, Education and Outreach, and the Study of the Legacy of Slavery at the...

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