Thu, Sept 14, 2017
African American Leisure Destinations Around Washington, DC
Location: Calvert Marine Museum
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Traci Cimini
Join us in the Harms Gallery for “African American Leisure Destinations around Washington, D.C.” presented by Patsy Mose Fletcher, the first in a series of lectures about recreation on Calvert County’s Waterways from 1890 through the 1970’s. FREE to the public.
From the late nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, African Americans in the Washington, D.C. area sought leisure destinations where they could relax without the burden of racial oppression. Local picnic parks such as Eureka and Madre's were accessible by streetcars. Black-owned steamboats ferried passengers seeking sun and sand to places like Glymont, and African American families settled into quiet beach-side communities along the Western Shore of Maryland. Author and public historian Patsy M. Fletcher reveals the history behind Washington's forgotten era of African American leisure.
Patsy Fletcher is a consultant in the field of historic preservation and community development through her company Training, Historical Research and Economic Development (THREAD, LLC). As a preservationist, she has aided in documenting and publishing histories of wards in the District. As a historian, she has contributed to the documentary Master Builders of the Nation's Capital, as well as The Economics of Historic Preservation, and the Biographical Dictionary of African American Architects, 1865-1945.
At the Water's Edge is sponsored by the museum, Calvert libraries, and the Bayside History Museum.
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