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Date:
October 19, 2017
Time:
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location:
Harms Gallery
Address:
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road S.

Solomons, MD 20688
Cost:
FREE
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At the Water's Edge Lecture Series: A Day at Chesapeake Beach Park, 1946-1972

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“At The Water’s Edge” is a new lecture series highlighting how people enjoyed leisure time on the Chesapeake Bay from 1890 through the 1970’s. Beginning 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 numbers of people making a living on the water, combined with a rapid growth in recreational boating. Fishing, boating and get-away 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. Lecture provided by Calvert Library and presented by Joan Kilmon.