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1:00 pm

Lunch and Learn: Historical Representation in the Maryland State House: The Statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Hosts: Presented by The Maryland State Archives in collaboration with The Enoch Pratt Free Library and The Maryland Four Centuries Project Speaker: Elaine Rice Bachmann, Deputy State Archivist and Maya Davis, Research Archivist, Legacy of Slavery in Maryland Location: Online Event, View Stream Information Registration: Encouraged, but not required. Register Here Description: In February 2020, statues of Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass were dedicated in the Maryland State House. The story of how these two individuals--the most historically important Marylanders in American history--came to be included among the works of...

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7:00 pm

Virtual Event: The Battle of the Chesapeake, 1781: Military Decider for the American Revolution

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Review the battle between the British and French navies at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in September 1781. Explore the event that would spell the end of the American Revolution and independence for the American colonies. Examine how the battle reflected global politics rather than solely regional ones. Presenter: Dr. Bill Cogar | Executive Director of Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA), Author With a doctorate from Oxford University, Dr. Cogar was a Professor of Naval History at the U.S. Naval Academy from 1983 to 1998, the last four years...

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: A History of Sugar and Dessert

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Online Lecture by Joyce M. White, food historian. Learn about the history of cane sugar in its many forms from Muscovado to Lisbon to Loaf.  An interactive presentation will review how sugar has evolved over time from its introduction to Medieval England up until the Victorian days.  Learn the many ways sugar has been incorporated into meals for medicinal, culinary, and decorative purposes. Registration is required

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