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The Role of Children in the Colonial Chesapeake
Wednesday, September 7
The Role of Children in the Colonial Chesapeake  (Historically Speaking)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
The Inn at Leonardtown - 41655 Park Avenue, Leonardtown
Children are an understudied group of people historically, especially in archaeology. Where children have been studied, it is typically in relation to mortality rates.
Join St. Mary's College of Maryland graduate Catherine Dye for an in-depth look into the lives of children in the Virginia and Maryland colonies through an archaeological lens. Her analysis shed important light on the experience of childhood in the colonial Chesapeake. In addition to providing an archaeological examination of childhood mortality, the study of child bodies can reflect attitudes toward children at that time. Material culture in combination with burial conditions of children indicates the emotional value these children had, complicating the notion that children were valued primarily for their economic contribution to family or community life.
The event is FREE but reservations are requested. Please register at:

2022 Fall Dinner
Friday, October 14
2022 Fall Dinner  (Events)
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Olde Breton Inn
Mark your calendars for the Historical Society's 2022 Fall Dinner. The program will be announced soon!

Racial Identity: The Evolution of our Understanding from the 17th Century to Today
Thursday, November 3
Racial Identity: The Evolution of our Understanding from the 17th Century to Today  (Historically Speaking)
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
St Mary's College of Maryland
Our understanding of racial identity has changed over time. What does this change consist? How does it occur?  What are the consequences for communities and social interaction?
A distinguished panel will discuss these and other questions at this Historically Speaking program. The panel includes
Garrey Dennie - Associate Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. 
Julia King - Professor of Anthropology at St Mary's College of Maryland. 
The event is without charge but reservations are strongly suggested. Please reserve your space by clicking on the link below

Arborist Day at Tudor Hall
Saturday, November 5
Arborist Day at Tudor Hall  (Events)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tudor Hall
The outstanding folks at the Maryland Arborist Association will descend bright and early on Tudor Hall to prune back our towering Willow Oaks and other trees on the property.
Come by to take a look at their work.