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The Sellman House

March 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dig deeper into science and history in your backyard! SERC’s 2018 winter lectures explore the future of the Chesapeake Bay and its fisheries, plus discoveries about historic Maryland life, from Native American use of the Bay to 20th-century America, with local experts in anthropology, architecture and the citizen science archaeology lab at SERC.

March 13 – The Sellman House: Three Centuries of Building & Living on the Chesapeake with Preston Hull Architectural conservator, Building Conservation Associates, Inc.

The Sellman/Kirkpatrick-Howat House, known to its occupants as Woodlawn, embodies almost three centuries of change. Over the generations, the needs and ideals of the families who lived there shifted in relation to their surroundings. Nowhere is this clearer than in the house’s three sections, each built more than 100 years apart. From its origins as a tobacco plantation house in the early 1700s, to its 1979 passive solar addition, the story of Woodlawn is a reflection of the story of the Chesapeake itself.

Schmidt Conference Center





March 13, 2018
11:00 am - 12:00 pm


Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
647 Contees Wharf Road
Edgewater, MD 21037 United States
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