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Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars
Monday, April 26
Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars  (Historically Speaking)
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
St Mary's Ryken High School
Published in February 2020, Pirates of the Chesapeake Bay: From the Colonial Era to the Oyster Wars tells of the golden age of piracy, including Confederate privateers and oyster pirates. The maritime communities of the Chesapeake Bay are intimately tied to a fascinating history of intrigue, plunder and illicit commerce raiding. Dr Jamie Goodall, staff historian with the U.S. Army Center of Military History in Washington, DC, introduces infamous men like Edward "Blackbeard" Teach and "Black Sam" Bellamy, as well as lesser-known local figures like Gus Price and Berkeley Muse, whose tales of piracy are legendary from the harbor of Baltimore to the shores of Cape Charles. 
Dr Goodall's book will be available for purchase that evening.
Seating is strictly limited to sixty!   
>>>The event is free but reservations are necessary.<<<
To reserve your seat, click on the link below then follow the instructions on the screen. Each individual must register separately.
Online scheduling
Or you can register by sending an email to We will confirm your reservation via return email. No telephone reservations, please.
Your reservation must be received no later than
----Wednesday, April 21st.---- 
This program in the Historically Speaking series is a collaboration between the St Mary's County Historical Society and St Mary's Ryken High School. 

Annual Spring Meeting & Dinner
Friday, May 21
Annual Spring Meeting & Dinner  (Events)
5:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Olde Breton Inn
Our theme this year is “What’s in A Name: Reflections & Stories about the County’s More Colorful ‘Little Rascals’ and the Nicknames they Earned. Knowing our membership (many of whom have rascally reputations themselves), we are certain that it will be an evening of grand stories, fond memories, and considerable laughter.
Click on the link for the Reservation Form. Print it out - Fill it in - Send it to us. Seating is limited to 110 persons so we recommend securing your seats as soon as you can!