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Wednesday, May 31
Board of Directors' Bimonthly Meeting  (SMCHS Board of Directors)
2:00 pm
Tudor Hall, Leonardtown



Friday, June 2
Benjamin Gwinn Harris Discussion and Booksigning (POSTPONED; new date TBD)  (Events)
4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Tudor Hall, Leonardtown, MD
POSTPONED; new date TBD 
 
Joshua Kastenberg, author of the 2016 title, Benjamin Gwinn Harris: A Confederate in Congress, will be at Tudor Hall on First Friday, Leonardtown, on June 2, 2017, to lead a discussion on his book and sign copies.  Mr. Kastenberg did some of his ressarch at the Historical Society. 
 
Prior to the event, you may want to look at Edwin Beitzell's articles on Mr. Harris in the April-June 1956 issues of the Chronicles of St. Mary's


Sunday, June 4 through Sunday, July 9
Women in Architecture Exhibit / Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greeley  (Events)
2:00 pm
Tudor Hall, Leonardtown
Two years ago, the Women in Architecture Committee of the American Institute of Architects in Baltimore, in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Morgan State University, researched early women who contributed to architecture in Maryland.  Their findings have been on display throughout the State of Maryland.  On Sunday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m., the Historical Society will open part of the exhibit with remarks from Architects Jillian Storms and Katie Irwin, Maryland State Department of Education.  The exhibit will be available at Tudor Hall for one month.
 
The exhibit will focus on Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely.  In the early 20th century, Jefferson Patterson commissioned Gertrude Sawyer to design the residence and farm buildings and Rose Greely to design the landscaping for his estate at Point Farm in Calvert County.  In 1949, Gertrude Sawyer was commissioned by Mary Patterson Davidson to assist her in renovating Tudor Hall to make it the first St. Mary's County public library building. Ms. Sawyer removed the previous stuccoing from the building to restore it to the original brick work.  The Library eventually outgrew Tudor Hall and moved to the Armory Building - also in Leonardtown.  The Historical Society purchased Tudor Hall in 1984. 
 


Sunday, June 4 through Saturday, July 29
Women in Architecture Exhibit / Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greeley  (Events)
2:00 pm
Tudor Hall, Leonardtown
Two years ago, the Women in Architecture Committee of the American Institute of Architects in Baltimore, in collaboration with the Baltimore Architecture Foundation and Morgan State University, researched early women who contributed to architecture in Maryland.  Their findings have been on display throughout the State of Maryland.  On Sunday, June 4, from 2-4 p.m., the Historical Society will open part of the exhibit with remarks from Architects Jillian Storms and Katie Irwin, Maryland State Department of Education.  The exhibit will be available at Tudor Hall for one month.
 
The exhibit will focus on Gertrude Sawyer and Rose Greely.  In the early 20th century, Jefferson Patterson commissioned Gertrude Sawyer to design the residence and farm buildings and Rose Greely to design the landscaping for his estate at Point Farm in Calvert County.  In 1949, Gertrude Sawyer was commissioned by Mary Patterson Davidson to assist her in renovating Tudor Hall to make it the first St. Mary's County public library building. Ms. Sawyer removed the previous stuccoing from the building to restore it to the original brick work.  The Library eventually outgrew Tudor Hall and moved to the Armory Building - also in Leonardtown.  The Historical Society purchased Tudor Hall in 1984. 
 


Saturday, June 10
Love, Sex, and Consequences  (Events)
4:00 pm
Surratt House Museum, 9118 Brandywine Road, Clinton MD
The topic of young couples finding love in the midst of war has often been romanticized.  American Civil War Museum co-CEO, Christy Coleman, explores it all, from the most heartfelt stories to the more salacious tales in this lecture.  FREE.  Arrive early; space is limited


Thursday, June 22 through Sunday, June 25
MD to KY... Beyond Genealogy Conference  (Events)
Owensboro, KY
The Maryland to Kentucky Reunion (MD to KY ... Beyond Genealogy Conference) will be held on June 22-25 at Brescia University in Owensboro, KY.  The idea for this event originated in 1988 during a Buckman, Leake and Montgomery family reunion in Monroe City, Missouri.  These families wanted to bring together those who had spent years researching the genealogy of families involved in the Maryland to Kentucky pioneer migration, so they could share their research in person.  In 1990, the first Maryland to Kentucky reunion was held at Nazareth, Kentucky.  Today the event is more than a reunion, bringing together genealogists of all; levels of experience to share information and learn new research techniques from experts in the field of genealogy research.  The Reunions were held every other year in either Kentucky, Missouri, or St. Mary's County.  The last reunion in St. Mary's County was held iin 2010.  The next Reunion was not held until 2014 and it took place in Springfield, KY.  Brochures on the Reunion are available at SMCHS.  Your can also request your own packet through email at marylandtokentucky@gmail.com.  Information on the Reunion can also be found on Facebook at MDtoKYandBeyondInc. Carol Moody will be attending the conference. 


Saturday, June 24
The Mount Vernon Compact  (Events)
1:30 pm
Thomas Stone National Historic Site (Port Tobacco, MD)
The Thomas Stone Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution is sponsoring a discussion of The Mount Vernon Cmpact led by David Lassman. Michael Mazzeo, Charles County Historical Society, will unveil three panels at the home: Dr. Gustavus Brown, Immigrant, Physician and Builder of Rich Hill, The Illustrious Descendants of Dr. Gustavus Brown, and Historic Homes and their Connections to the Browns of Rich Hill. 
 
Tours of Habre de Venture will follow the presentation. 



Wednesday, July 12
Old Line State Summit (sponsored by Preservation Maryland)  (Events)
8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Mahan Hall, US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
For decades, Preservation Maryland has brought together the Maryland preservation community for an annual conference. While the name has changed over the years, the occasion has continued to offer relevant themes and topics, sessions with expert speakers, and opportunity for statewide collaboration.  This year, at the Old Line State Summit, is no exception.
 
This year the Summit will be held at the US Naval Academy and will prominently feature the historic resources, sea level rise research and adaptations, and the strong town/gown partnerships of Annapolis - along with sessions on best practices from other historic communities in Maryland and beyond.  
 
MORE INFORMATION TO COME 
 
 


Wednesday, July 26
Board of Directors Bimonthly Meeting  (SMCHS Board of Directors)
2:00 pm
Tudor Hall, Leonardtown



Wednesday, September 27
Board of Directors Bimonthly Meeting  (SMCHS Board of Directors)
2:00 pm
Tudor Hall, Leonardtown