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Virtual Lectures This Week: September 14-20

Sep 14 2020

Virtual Lectures This Week: September 14-20

Events This Week This week in the Four Rivers Heritage Area we’re pleased to highlight some virtual lectures for you to enjoy. Start by continuing the commemoration of International Underground Railroad Month by following the journey of Harriet Tubman and other champions of freedom. Click on the event title for more information.

Virtual Lecture – Tubman Travels: Underground Railroad Journeys and Life Lessons from Tubman, Douglass, and Other Champions of Freedom

  • Date: Tuesday, September 15
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Online/Zoom
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Maryland’s Eastern Shore was home to two American heroes of the first order in Underground Railroad conductor Harriet Tubman and antislavery activist Frederick Douglass. In this presentation, award-winning writer and storyteller Jim Duffy shares keystone stories from the very different journeys those two took out of bondage and into the history books. Learn, too, about other, lesser known champions of freedom from here in our own backyard. Along the way, Duffy will share a few of the life lessons he learned while researching and writing the book. Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. Registration is required. Cost to attend is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

Virtual Event – Lessons of Lynching

The Maryland Lynching Truth & Reconciliation Commission will present, Lessons of Lynching, a panel to discuss the tragic circumstances, residual vestiges, and frightening reminders of the bigotry which allowed these acts to occur without redress in the 19th and 20th century history of our state. Five Commissioners will address these race based injustices and how the organization has begun to visualize and implement a path toward reconciliation through honest commemoration and discussion amidst the racial conflict currently engulfing much of America today. The panel will be moderated by Commissioner Carl Snowden. Attendance is free.

Virtual Lecture – An Introduction to 18th Century Furniture and Construction

  • Date: Thursday, September 17
  • Time: 7:00-8:00 pm
  • Location: Online/Zoom
  • Host Organization: Historic Annapolis

Join Cabinetmaker Tony Lovett to explore the different furniture periods of the 18th century, as well as those individuals that had a lasting impact on the period’s furniture designs. Mr. Lovett will highlight key aspects of 18th century furniture and discuss their construction, as well as demonstrate the different methods and tools used for construction. Registration is required. Cost is $15 per household for General Admission or $10 per household for HA Members and Volunteers.

As always, be sure to check the Four Rivers Heritage Area Events Calendar for the latest updates.