Winter Lecture Series

2023 Winter Lecture Series

The Annapolis Maritime Museum holds its annual Winter Lecture Series over eight consecutive Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from mid-January through early March. You will be challenged to question and to learn by engaging speakers on diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science and maritime art.

The 2023 series will be held in person at the Museum Campus (723 Second Street Annapolis, MD 21403). Registration fee of $10 per person at the door – first come, first served. No pre-registration available, space is limited. Free admission for First Mate members ($150) and above.

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January 12th
Growth of City Dock and the Surrounding Marketplace

Presented by: Dr. Stephen Ritterbush, Author

January 19th
Stronger Than Steel: Civil War Voices of Eastern Shore Women

Presented by: Kelle Blake, Author

January 26th
Tradition & Innovation: Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoes

Presented by: Pete Lesher, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

February 2nd
Annapolis: 1942

Presented by: David Gendell, Author & Sailor

February 9th
Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: The Oyster Wars

Presented by: Dr. Jamie L.H. Goodall, Historian & Author

February 16th
Cartoonist at Sea: Two Years Sailing the World Through Photographs and Cartoons

Presented by: Jim Toomey, Writer & Cartoonist 

February 23rd
Deadly Gamble: The Wreck of the Levin J. Marvel

Presented by: Kathy Bergren Smith, Author & Photo-Journalist 

March 2nd
Sea Turtles: Lessons on Sustainability from the Cayman Islands to Chesapeake Bay

Presented by: Dr. Sharika Crawford, Professor of History – U.S. Naval Academy

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