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Collectors’ Day

November 15 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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The Art of the Game: Cards, Horse Racing, and Tavern Life in the Early Chesapeake The fourth annual Collectors’ Day will be a virtual lecture series with an optional onsite reception. Lectures (via Zoom, to be accessed at attendees’ homes) will feature the taverns, game rooms, race tracks, and forested hunting grounds of America’s sporting past. Beginning in the 18th century, the Chesapeake region developed a sporting culture similar to England’s—with card games and horse racing as the central activities. Fortunes were gained and lost during card games. While the...

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