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The Annapolis Maritime Museum will host its annual Winter Lecture Series Thursday evenings from mid-January through mid-March 2016. The Series will feature speakers covering eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. Engaging topic experts will provide residents and visitors an opportunity to be challenged, to question and to learn. The 2016 schedule of topics is listed below:


  • January 14: Celebrating Sailing- Gary Jobson, National Saling Hall of Fame
  • January 21: "So Ends This Day": The Life and Times of the USS Monitor from 1861 to Today- Dr. Anna Holloway, National Park Service
  • January 28: Tagging Blue Catfish: Following an invasive species and its Impacts on Chesapeake Bay Life- Dr. Mary Fabrizio, Virginia Institute of Marine Science 
  • February 4: Sailmaking: The Art and Science Over the Past 20 Years- Jonathan Bartlett & Will Keyworth, North Sails
  • February 11: War in the Chesapeake: The British Campaigns to Control the Bay, 1813-14- Dr. Charles Niemeyer, US Naval Academy & University of Central Oklahoma
  • February 18: Chesapeake Ferries: Bridging a Watery Divide- Pete Lesher, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
  • February 25: The Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: Putting Faces to the Tragedy- Dr. William B. Cogar, Historic Naval Ships Association
  • March 3: The Return of the Osprey: A Symbol of the Chesapeake Bay- Dr. Judy Wink, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Annapolis Maritime Museum members are admitted at no cost for membership levels of $100 or more. Non-members can attend for a modest fee. Reservations are recommended as space is limited.

Click here for the full listing of 2016 Winter Lectures. 

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