July Events for the Historical Society of Talbot County

Chautauqua 2013 – Turning Points in History
Living history portrayals of Amelia Earhardt, Jackie Robinson, and Rachel Carson
Monday, July 8;  Tuesday, July 9; Wednesday, July 10
7:00 pm
Garden behind the Historical Society Museum,
25 S. Washington St., Easton

Chautauqua (pronounced “sha-TAW-kwa”) adult education programs brought lecturers and entertainers to rural communities across the country in the early 20th century. This Maryland Humanities Council program brings to life famous figures from the past. Each evening’s entertainment will present a different character, who will tell how his or her life changed our culture.
A FREE program of the Maryland Humanities Council. Also sponsored by the Talbot County Arts Council, and Judith Needham & Warren Kilmer.


1812-1814 Acting Troupe
Saturday & Sunday, July 13 & 14
9 am – 6pm Saturday, 9 am – 2 pm Sunday
Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Show
11472 Ocean Gateway, Easton, MD

Our group of citizens will enact life during the War of 1812. At this fun event we will be between the broommaker and the blacksmith. Come look for us.
Tuckahoe Steam & Gas Association is located approximately 5 miles north of Easton, MD on US Route 50 between mileposts 58 and 59.


Longwoods School Open House
Saturday, July 20
10 am to 1 pm
Longwoods Rd (rte 662) near Sharp Rd.

If you’ve always wanted to see inside the little red schoolhouse in Longwoods, this is your chance. Walk around the classroom and see what it would be like to write on a slate tablet. Bring a lunch and have a picnic on the lawn.


War of 1812-1814 Bicentennial Trip
Bus Trip to Fort McHenry and Maryland Historical Society
Thursday, July 25
Depart from Easton Fire House on Creamery Lane at 8:30am.
Return to Easton by 6:15pm.

Experience the ultimate Star-Spangled adventure when HSTC takes a family-friendly excursion to Fort McHenry and the Maryland Historical Society (MdHS). During the Battle of Baltimore in 1814, the valiant defense of the fort inspired Francis Scott Key to write “The Star-Spangled Banner.” As a capstone to the day’s experience, we will visit the MdHS exhibit called “In Full Glory Reflected” which includes Francis Scott Key’s original hand-written poem that became our National Anthem.
Fee includes bus, driver gratuity, tours of the fort and museum, and a boxed lunch. $60 per HSTC member/$75 per non-member