Thu, Feb 20, 2021
Maryland in the Age of Sail: The Tobacco Trade
Location: Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Anjelica Eitel
Join Mark Wilkins, Curator of Maritime History at the Calvert Marine Museum, as he explores “Maryland in the Age of Sail”. This eight week lecture series includes topics ranging from European influence to the tobacco trade to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century.
What saved the economy of America in the eyes of England during the early 17th century? In a word: tobacco! This lecture traces the evolution of the tobacco trade first in Virginia then in Maryland. Find out why this commodity was so important and lucrative to global commerce.
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Printed from the So. Md. Online Community Calendar