Our Program Calendar
For each meeting we arrange for a speaker to present a topic of historic interest. Popular programs of the past include: Great storms of the Chesapeake Bay; Victorian clothing; Colonial quilts and their meaning; Covered bridges in Maryland; Reflections of an Army nurse serving in Vietnam; and Using archaeology to bring local history to life.
Meetings are usually held the second Saturday of the month; no meetings in December, June, July or August.
Our chapter is currently creating programs for 2020 and 2021 that can adapt to virtual meetings while we continue to stay safe during the current coronavirus pandemic.
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 meeting programs include:
- Sept. 12: Samantha Freise, “The women on the Justice Bell Tour (suffrage)”
- Oct. 10: Pat Greenwald, “A tale of three schoolhouses”
- Nov. 14: “Members Show and Tell” objects that illustrate how we coped during the quarantine and other restrictions of the current coronavirus epidemic, in preparation of a chapter “time capsule”
Dec. 12: No Meeting
Jan. 9: Sports journalist David Driver, "History of Black baseball players and the Negro league of central Maryland"
Feb. 13: Reenactor and historic preservationist Naomi Doddington, “18th-century material culture”
March 13: Historian and author Kevin Leonard, "Fort Meade POWs during World War II"
April 10: Professional genealogist Dottie Aleshire, "Creating your family history narrative"
May 8: Annual chapter luncheon