The Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park Announces 2020 Winter Lecture Series

Annapolis, MD –(December 11, 2019) Warm up this winter with the enlightening Lecture Series at the Annapolis Maritime Museum & Park (AMM) beginning Thursday, January 9, 2020. 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 history of lighthouses and Victorian Bay Ridge to spotlights on sustainable agriculture in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Lectures at AMM will be held Thursday evenings at 7 p.m., January 9th through February 27th. 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. Registration is not required; pay at the door.

Lectures will take place in the Museum’s Bay Room located at 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403.

The 2020 Winter Lecture Series is presented by BB&T Wealth.

Complete Schedule:

January 9 | 7 p.m. 
The Ghost Ships of Archangel: Allied convoy PQ-17 on the Murmansk Run
Presenter: William Geroux | Award-winning Journalist and Author  
January 16 | 7 p.m.   
Where Land and Water Meet: The Delights and Dilemmas of the Chesapeake Bay
Presenter: Dave Harp | Professional Photographer and Filmmaker  
January 23 | 7 p.m.            
“The Happiest of All Showboat Stories”: The James Adams Floating Theatre
Presenter: Dr.Patricia Samford | Director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum  
January 30 | 7 p.m.
Teaching the Chesapeake: Lessons from the Last Half-Century
Presenter: Tom Horton | Award-winning Author, Journalist, and Bay educator  
February 6 | 7 p.m.
Bay Ridge – “Queen Resort of the Chesapeake”: The Victorian Years (1880-1903)
Presenter: Carol Patterson | Author and Local Historian  
February 13 | 7 p.m.
Smoke by Day, Fire by Night: A History of Lighthouses including those of the Chesapeake Bay
Presenter: Ralph Eshelman | Historian and Author of several successful National Historic Landmark Nominations  
February 20 | 7 p.m.
The Chesapeake Table: Eating Local for the Bay
Presenter: Renee Catacalos | Author and board member for multiple sustainable agriculture non-profits  
February 27 | 7 p.m.
Working toward a sustainable Chesapeake Bay and a sustainable world: a new way forward
Presenter: Paul Kazyak | Scientist and Professor, Johns Hopkins University  

For presenter biographies and topic details, please visit the Winter Lectures Series event page on