Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Feb. 21, 2008
Voices of the Bay project topic of Museum’s Maritime Seminar on March 20
Annapolis Maritime Museum’s Winter Seminar Series will feature author and radio host Michael Buckley at the Museum’s Barge House at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 20. Buckley will review some of the many interviews selected for his new book, Voices of the Chesapeake Bay, based on his long-running WRNR-FM radio series of the same name. Buckley will share his interviews with the people who live, work and play on the Chesapeake, and show their portraits by award-winning photographer David Harp.
Michael Buckley is a 14-year veteran of radio and is host and producer of the multi-cultural music program called the “Sunday Brunch” on WRNR-FM of Annapolis. Over the past seven years, he has documented the lives of more than 250 people of this region through a series of audio interviews. More than fifty of these are now featured in the book Voices of the Chesapeake Bay, recently published by Geared Up Productions of Edgewater, MD. The interviews are illustrated with portraits by renowned Chesapeake photographer David Harp. Michael Buckley will discuss the Voices of the Chesapeake Bay and show slides of David Harp’s photography to introduce the audience to some of the Chesapeake’s most fascinating people. A book signing will follow the discussion.
Enrollment fees for Museum members are $12 per seminar. For non-members, fees are $15 per seminar. To enroll, call the Museum at 410-295-0104. The Barge House is located at 723 Second Street in the Eastport neighborhood of Annapolis, MD 21403.
March 27 - Carr’s Beach Legacy
By Vince Leggett
What is now the gated community of Chesapeake Harbour was once known as Carr’s Beach, the premier African-American waterfront resort. In a time of segregation, this was a haven for Black families from throughout the region who flocked there to enjoy the Bay, the fishing, the attractions, but most of all, the music by such greats as Ray Charles, James Brown, Lionel Hampton, the Shirelles and Little Richard. Vince Leggett, founder of Blacks on the Chesapeake Foundation, shares this legacy through photographs and film.
April 3 - Chesapeake Sailing Craft
By William Fox
Author and Naval Architect William Fox presents a rare photographic record of sailing craft from log canoes to four-masted schooners, showing the vessels in all phases of their activities on the Bay, including loading and unloading cargoes; under sail and in port; in shipyards; details of rigging, fittings, and decks; interior views; as powerboats; and abandoned hulks. The photographs were taken between 1925 and 1975 by Robert Burgess, curator of the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Virginia, and published by Cornell Maritime Press in 1975. The recently re-released edition, edited by William Fox, brings alive the author's photographs and recollections for a new generation of readers.