Annapolis Maritime Museum / 723 Second St / Annapolis, MD 21403
Contact: Jenny Kottler / 410 295-0104
What: Winter Lecture Series: Margaret Brent and the Indians
When: Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013
Time: 7 - 8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Admission: $12.50/museum members; $17.50/advance; $20 at the door
Where: Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street,Annapolis, MD 21403
More info: www.amaritime.org or Janie Meneely, 443 786-0463
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Feb. 5, 2013
Margaret Brent and the Indians
In 1638 Margaret Brent fled religious persecution in Britain and landed in St. Mary’s City, Maryland. She was the first woman in America to ask for the right to vote, the first female landowner in Maryland, and the first women lawyer. Mistress Brent would lead a remarkable life helping the fledgling colony and the local natives. She was outspoken and educated – uncommon for women in the seventeenth-century! If you don’t know Margaret Brent, you should! The Annapolis Maritime Museum invites you to meet this amazing colonist on Thursday, February 14.
Smithsonian scholar Mary Ann Jung will portray Mistress Brent. Jung’s skill as an award winning actress and her careful research result in nationally-acclaimed, dynamic, interactive shows. Mistress Brent’s lively account of her adventures in the wilderness is fleshed out by audience members who play Governor Leonard Calvert, the Piscataway Indians, and their chief. Will the settlers and Native Americans become friends or enemies? Only Margaret Brent can tell.
Mary Ann Jung has appeared on CNN, Good Morning America and CBS Good Morning and newspapers around the world. Ms. Jung performs in the authentic costumes, accents and attitudes for her characters’ eras. Her entertaining portraits of famous ladies and their times encourage a love of history, drama and literature in young and old alike.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum will present the fifth in a series of ten presentations for the Museum’s Winter Lecture Series on Thursday, February 14 from 7-8:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance, until February 14 at 5 p.m., online at www.amaritime.org for $17.50 (non-members) and $12.50 for members. Tickets at the door are $20.
The Annapolis Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching adults and students about the rich maritime heritage of the area and the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The Museum partners with community groups, government entities, and other like-minded organizations to deliver high-quality educational experiences and programs on subjects ranging from maritime history and culture to environmental and good stewardship practices.
For more information about the Museum: www.amaritime.org