Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contacts: Jeff Holland / 410 295-0104 / email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Nov. 20, 2008
History of US Naval Academy to lead off
Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 2009 Maritime Seminar Series January 15 at McNasby
James Cheevers, Associate Director and Senior Curator and the USNA Museum, will present a talk on the History of the U.S. Naval Academy at the Annapolis Maritime Museum’s 2008 Maritime Seminar Series on Thursday, January 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The seminars take place at the Museum’s newly renovated McNasby Oyster Company building at 723 Second Street in Eastport. This is the first of twelve weekly seminars covering a range of fascinating topics to commemorate our unique maritime heritage.
There will be one hour of presentation, followed by a discussion period. Enrollment fees for Museum members are $60 per person for the full series or $10 per seminar. For non-members, fees are $95 for the series or $15 per seminar. To enroll, call the Museum at 410-295-0104.
2. January 22
History of Sailboat Racing in Annapolis since 1950
Dr. Stuart Walker
A member of the Annapolis Maritime Hall of Fame and a founder of the Severn Sailing Association, a legendary small-boat racer and author of the Manual of Sail Trim and other essential sailing books, Dr. Walker will discuss the boom in sailboat racing in Annapolis since the mid 1950s.
3. January 29
Over the Bridge: The History of Eastport at Annapolis
Ms. Doyel interviewed more than 600 individuals and collected nearly 2,000 photographs as she compiled Over the Bridge to tell the story of the places and events that have defined Eastport for over three centuries. In this talk, she profiles many of its memorable personalities including the beloved waterman Cap’n Herbie Sadler, civic leader and businessman George Davis, and the midwife Annie Hanson Christensen.
4. February 5
Sermons at Sea – story of Navy Admiral & Chaplain Barry Black
5. February 12
Chesapeake Wildlife: Stories of Survival and Loss
6. February 19
Smugglers, Pirates and Nelson’s Blood: A History of the Rum Trade
7. February 26
Terror on the Chesapeake: The War of 1812 on the Bay (2000).
8. March 5
Ospreys on the Rebound
9. March 12
Deadrise and Cross-planked: The history of the wooden deadrise boat building
10. March 19
Chesapeake Songs & Stories
11. March 26
Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake Bay
John R. Wennersten
12. April 2
Beat the Heat! Chesapeake Bay Excursion Parks
By Heather Ersts