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The 2019 Winter Lecture Series at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from January 10 to February 28. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art. The schedule for 2019 is available below. Click on lecture titles for more details about the topic and speaker. Admission is $10 per person for non-members and FREE for First Mate and above members.


1/10/2019 Dr. John F. Morrissey Sharks and Rays of Chesapeake Bay: Proving “Common Knowledge” Wrong
1/17/2019 Randolph George Memoir of a Skipjack: These iconic vessels are a window into Chesapeake heritage
1/24/2019 John Page Williams Exploring the Water Trail of Captain John Smith: 1,800 Miles in Capt. Smith’s Wake
1/31/2019 James G. Gibb Human Impacts on the Chesapeake: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Studies of the Rhode River Ecosystem
2/7/2019 Jay Fleming Island Life: Chesapeake Bay
2/14/2019 M. Stephen Ailstock, Ph.D. Submerged Aquatic Vegetation: Restoration Strategies for the Chesapeake Bay
2/21/2019 Rosemary Williams “Maritime Annapolis: A History of Watermen, Sails & Midshipmen”: Local lore about the birth of the grittier side of Annapolis
2/28/2019 Donna Jefferson Restoring Spa Creek: Taking an Urban Creek from Endangered to Swimmable