The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD continues its new “This Old Chesapeake House” speaker series on February 6, with three more sessions scheduled through March 7.
These four sessions explore the history, restoration, and ongoing preservation efforts of old houses—large and small, public and private—from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region. The public is invited, with advanced registration needed and seating limited.
From 10-11:30am on Thursday, February 6, Historic Annapolis’ Senior Historian Glenn E. Campbell will explore the history and inhabitants of the William Paca House of Annapolis, from its construction by a young patriot who signed the Declaration of Independence to the 20th century, when it was part of Annapolis’s largest and finest hotel. Campbell will also discuss the process of restoring the Paca House and gardens to their original appearances, providing today’s visitors a glimpse of what life was like for the upper crust of 18th century society.
The next session is on Wednesday, February 12 and brings Historic Sotterley Plantation’s Education Director Jeanne Pirtle to CBMM to discuss the evolution of Sotterley’s 300 year-old plantation house and the stories of the people who owned, lived, and worked to support it. On Wednesday, February 26, join Morgan State University Professor Dale Glenwood Green as he discusses “A Home to Heroes / Houses of Worship: The Buffalo Soldier House, Asbury & Bethel Churches on The Hill.” The final “This Old Chesapeake House” session will take place on Friday, March 7, where participants take a maritime walking tour of historic St Michaels, led by CBMM’s Curator and St. Michaels Historic District Commissioner Pete Lesher.
The cost for individual sessions is $10 for CBMM members and $15 for non-members, with limited seating and advanced registration needed by contacting Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.
CBMM continues its five-part “This Old Chesapeake House” speaker series on February 6 along its waterfront campus in St. Michaels, MD. The series explores the history, restoration, and ongoing preservation efforts of old houses from throughout the Chesapeake Bay region, like the William Paca House, shown here. To register or for more information, call 410-745-4941 or visit www.cbmm.org. PHOTO CREDIT: Historic Annapolis.