The annual Winter Lecture Series from Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) kicks off this week! This year, the lecture series will continue to be virtual. Read on for more information.
Cozy up this winter in the comfort of your home with the Virtual Winter Lecture Series, hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park. Beginning Thursday, January 13th, 2022, join AMM as an intellectual group of authors, professors, and scientists present on eight stimulating and educational topics. Each wintertime lecture showcases a diverse and relevant range of topics, including the Maritime Mosby Rangers, courageous expeditions, oyster ecosystems and fisheries, and more. The public is encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity to learn about Annapolis’ rich maritime heritage and the Bay ecology.
Lectures will be held virtually Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 PM, January 13th through March 3rd, 2022. Admission is $10 per lecture for non-members and FREE for First Mate-level AMM members and above. Join at the $150 level today and admission to all eight lectures is free, along with many other membership benefits.
Lectures will take place virtually on zoom. Pre-registration will be required — https://amaritime.org/events/wls
January 13th | 7 p.m. How John Yates Beall and His Men Became the Maritime Mosby Rangers, Presenter: John Grady | Author
January 20th | 7 p.m. Five Free Boys Kidnapped into Slavery and their Astonishing Odyssey Home, Presenter: Richard Bell | Professor of History the University of Maryland
January 27th | 7 p.m. The 6th Great Extinction: Devastating Wildlife and all of Biodiversity, Presenter: Gerald Winegrad, Former State Senator and Author
February 3rd| 7 p.m. Ancient Oysters and Modern Messes: How Archaeology Can Help Clean the Bay, Presenter: Leslie Reeder-Meyers | Assistant Professor- Department of Anthropology at Temple University
February 10th | 7 p.m. Blacks of the Chesapeake’s Campaign to Preserve a Local Legacy: Elktonia, Carr’s and Sparrow’s Heritage Preservation Project, Presenter: Vince Leggett | Founder and President of the Blacks of the Chesapeake Foundation
February 17th | 7 p.m. Commodore Matthew C. Perry: Sailor, Diplomat, Naval Educator, Presenter: Dr. Matthew C. Perry | Scientist Emeritus
February 24th | 7 p.m. Measuring Milestones and Meeting Goals: Progress in Bay Restoration, Presenter: Ann Swanson | Executive Director, Chesapeake Bay Commission
March 3rd | 7 p.m. Ospreys on the Patuxent: Their Important Role in the Ecosystem, Presenter: Greg Kearns, Senior Park Naturalist, Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
For presenter biographies and topic details, please visit https://amaritime.org/events/wls
About the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park:
The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about Annapolis’s rich maritime heritage and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay through programs, exhibits, and community events.
As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest events from our partners.