Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum (JPPM) Speaker Series runs April through October with one lecture per month. The series brings together luminaries as diverse as the topics they teach for seven evenings of profound insights, informative presentations and fascinating discussion on a broad scope of topics. The lectures are held at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at 7 pm, with the exception of the May 7th lecture held at the Calvert Library Prince Fredrick. The lectures are free and open to the public.
The speaker series kicks off April 23rd with a lecture from Ed Chaney, Deputy Director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, entitled: “God Save King George: Recent Archaeological Finds at Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.” In 2011, JPPM archaeologists used a ground-penetrating radar to explore the site where the Smith family lived in the early 1700s. Excavations over the last four years have uncovered many of the radar’s “hits.” Ed Chaney will reveal the numerous building remains and interesting artifacts discovered at the Smith’s St. Leonard site.
Other lectures scheduled: May 7, “Outfitting Outlander: So much more than kilts, ya ken,” Sara Rivers-Cofield, Curator & Archaeologist; June 25, “Maryland Biodiversity Project: 15,721 Species and Counting…,” Jim Brighton, Naturalist; July 23, “Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely: Homage to Maryland’s Early Women Architects,” Katie Irwin and Sadie Dempsey, Architects; August 20, “A Taste of Maryland,” Joyce White, Food Historian; September 24, “Food at Sea in 1812,” Simon Spalding, Author & Historian; October 22, “Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake,” John R. Wennersten, Author & Historian.
The speaker series is made possible by a grant from the MARPAT foundation in memory of Thomas W. Richards. For a full description of each lecture or additional information visit www.jefpat.org, call 410-586-8501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum, a state museum of archaeology and home to the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, is a program of the Maryland Historical Trust, a division of the Maryland Department of Planning. It is located on 560 scenic acres along the Patuxent River and the St. Leonard Creek in St. Leonard, Calvert County, Maryland. For more information, call 410-586-8501 or visit www.jefpat.org.