​Special Lectures

At The Water's Edge: Recreation on Calvert County’s Waterways 1890 through the 1970’s

Step back in time with “At The Water’s Edge,” a new lecture series highlighting how people enjoyed leisure time on the Chesapeake Bay from 1890 through the 1970s. These programs span across Calvert County from the north to the south beginning this September through April 2018 and are made possible by joint efforts of the Bayside History Museum, Calvert Library, Calvert Marine Museum and the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.

In the late 19th century, Calvert County saw a major transformation in the use of local waters and shoreline – from a place of work to a place of play. These years witnessed a decline in the number of people making a living on the water along with rapid growth in recreational boating. Fishing, boating and family amusements became popular with a burgeoning middle class. Steamboats, trains from the Chesapeake Beach Railway and improved roads for automobiles brought destination recreation on the bay and along Calvert’s waterways within reach for an ever-increasing number of visitors.

Presented by Calvert County Museum and Library

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PEM Talks

Enjoy PEM Talks at the Calvert Marine Museum with thoughtful discourse on Paleontology, the Environment, and Maritime History, the three themes covered by the museum's exhibits.

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Conversations With Chesapeake Authors

Conversations with Chesapeake Authors is a great opportunity to discover new books and meet local authors who have written about topics of interest in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

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Fossil Club Lectures

The Fossil Club's public lectures are FREE and held in the Harms Gallery at 2:30 p.m.
Click here to visit the Fossil Club page for information on upcoming lectures.