Celebrate Black History month at the Calvert Marine Museum on Sunday, February 20 with the Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors series. William Poe will be featured with his presentation of “African Americans of Calvert County” at 2:00 p.m. A book signing will follow the talk. FREE.
Calvert County’s African American community can be traced back to the county’s beginning in the 17th century, when the first settlers arrived. Although their livelihoods as farmers and watermen have mostly ceased to exist, they continue to maintain strong ties to the land and an unwavering commitment to family values and community. Still holding on to many rich cultural traditions, get a glimpse into the past of these proud people with the beautiful photographs and documents in this publication.
Mr. Poe is a home-improvement contractor in Maryland and is a published poet, essayist, and documentary photographer. As a part-time oral historian with Calvert County, he enjoys telling stories through original plays and film vignettes, about the local people and culture of Calvert County.
Sunday Conversations with Chesapeake Authors, funded by The Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, with support from the Holiday Inn Solomons, has been a great time to enjoy books and presentations with local Chesapeake authors and artists. The last lecture in this free series will be on Sunday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about SHARKS with Nick Caloyianis and The Shark Handbook. Fun for all ages!