The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park 2021 Virtual Winter Lecture Series

Annapolis, MD– (December 8, 2020) Warm up this winter in the comfort of your own home with the enlightening Winter Lecture Series hosted by the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) beginning Thursday, January 7, 2021. The popular educational and informative series of eight wintertime talks provides rich and stimulating topics from an esteemed group of scholars, photographers, and historians. Lecture topics represent a diverse and relevant range of topics, from the traditional wooden shipbuilding and battles on the Chesapeake Bay to spotlights on waterfowl, oyster ecosystems and fisheries.

Lectures will be held virtually Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., January 7th through February 25th, 2021. Admission is $10 per lecture and FREE for First Mate-level AMM members and above. Join at the $100 level, and admission to all eight lectures is free, along with many other perks of membership.

Lectures will take place virtually on Pre-registration will be required.

The 2021 Winter Lecture Series is presented by Bay View Homecare, Homestead Gardens, and Cadia Healthcare of Annapolis.

Complete Schedule:

January 7 | 7 p.m. The Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse: A Chesapeake Bay Icon at Annapolis
Presenter: David Gendell | Author, Sailor, and Co-founder of SpinSheet and PropTalk Magazines  
January 14 | 7 p.m.  Chesapeake Bay Waterfowl: Exploring and Solving Mysteries
Presenter: Dr. Matthew C. Perry | Scientist Emeritus, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center  
January 21 | 7 p.m. Traditional Wooden Shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay & the Maryland Dove
Presenter: Pete Lesher | Chief Curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum  
January 28 | 7 p.m. Oysters and Ecosystems: How the Eastern Oyster Shapes the Chesapeake Bay
Presenter: Jesse Iliff | Riverkeeper of South, West, and Rhode Rivers  
February 4 | 7 p.m. The Mallows Bay-Potomac River National Marine Sanctuary: The Ghost Fleet and Beyond
Presenter: Dr. Susan Langley | Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist  
February 11 | 7 p.m. The Battle of the Chesapeake, 1781: Military Decider for the American Revolution
Presenter: Dr. Bill Cogar | Executive Director of Historic Naval Ships Association (HNSA), Author  
February 18 | 7 p.m. Racing on the World Stage: The 2021 America’s Cup and Olympic Sailing
Presenter: Gary Jobson | World-renowned Sailor, Author, Columnist, and Commentator  
February 25 | 7 p.m. Changing Fisheries of the Chesapeake Bay: Radical Changes in Recent Years
Presenter: Lenny Rudow | Angler in Chief at Rudow’s FishTalk Magazine, Author, and Editor  

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