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Fall 2013 Events
April 15Lonnie Bunch - Founding Director, The Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and CultureAmerican educator and historian, Lonnie Bunch is a former director of the Chicago Historical Society and, currently, the founding director of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
April 8Northern Manufacturing, Southern Slavery: The Antebellum Origins of American Business Ethics
The Guy F. Goodfellow Memorial Lecture
Seth Rockman, Associate Professor of History, Brown University - Litrenta Lecture Hall, John S. Toll Science Center, Washington College
April 4Steel Drum Concert at the Custom House -Postponed-
CONCERT POSTPONED DUE TO IMPENDING STORMY WEATHER - to be rescheduled for a nicer day.
As part of the Chestertown First Fridays Celebration, the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Department of Music at Washington College present Steel Revolution, the college’s own steel pan ensemble.
April 1The Future of History: Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Lisa FischerDirector of Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Digital History Center visits Washington College.
March 29Recipes for Change: Our Food, Our Future - nutrition counselor Amy KalafaIn association with the 4th annual Locavore Lit Festival celebrating Washington College’s commitment to environmental sustainability by bringing food local authors to Chestertown, the Starr Center, the Center for Environment & Society, and the Department of Anthropology present nutritionist and filmmaker Amy Kalafa.
March 6Recipes for Change: Our Food, Our Future with “Kitchen Literacy” author Ann VileisisEnvironmental Historian and award-winning author
March 4Jonathan B. Jarvis - Director, National Park ServiceAs the 18th Director of the National Park Service (NPS), Jonathan B. Jarvis helms an agency that preserves and manages some of the most treasured landscapes and valued cultural icons in this nation.
February 27Mardi Gras Celebration with the Howlin’ Mudbugs!You’re invited to come dancin’ and carryin’ with the Howlin’ Mudbugs in a Louisiana-style celebration of the Mardi Gras season! Ahh Yee!
February 20Recipes for Change: Our Food, Our Future with the Smithsonian’s Briana PobinerHuman Origins Program Research Scientist and Museum Educator, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History explains “The Real Paleodiet: What Our Ancestors Ate and How We Know”
February 7Chestertown First Friday Event: Stories of Local African Americans, A Gallery Opening at RiverArtsAn exhibition of oral histories and photographs by Washington College students
Opening on Friday, February 7, 2014
RiverArts Studio Gallery, 315 High Street,
Suite 106, Chestertown, MD(410) 778-6300 - Reception 5-8 p.m.
January 30Bearded Ladies in “Wide Awake: A Civil War Cabaret”The Bearded Ladies are coming, and Chestertown may never be the same! Philadelphia theatre troupe The Bearded Ladies conducts a ten-day residency at Washington College, with three performances on January 30, 31 and February 1, 7:30 p.m. each night. Limited seating! For reservations call (410) 778-7835, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
November 21Human Trafficking Series - Asia Graves: A Survivor SpeaksIn 2012, President Barack Obama announced several new initiatives aimed at ending trafficking nationwide, including the first-ever assessment of the problem in this country and a $6 million grant to build solutions. USA Today
November 11Box Kite to Bali: The Last Great Adventure of a U.S. Navy PilotGwenann Manseau’s special Veteran’s Day talk with a book signing to follow.
October 22Human Trafficking: A Global and Local Challenge, a Public Conversation with Dr. Louise Shelley, Dr. Andrea Lange, Dr. Christine Wade, and senior Elizabeth HiltonSeries highlights issues of past and present-day human trafficking.
October 17First Person: Seeing America, a multimedia concert performance featuring Ensemble GalileiAs part of its 2013-2014 Premier Artist lineup, The Washington College Concert Series, together with the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience present First Person: Seeing America featuring Ensemble Galilei, two professional actors, and iconic photographs from The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Decker Theater.
October 142013 George Washington Book Prize CelebrationThe George Washington Book Prize recognizes the year’s best books on the nation’s founding era, especially those that have the potential to advance broad public understanding of American history.
October 7The Common Cause: Race, Nation, and the Consequences of Unity in the American Revolution, a talk by Dr. Robert ParkinsonShepherd University History Professor to discuss his revolutionary new book project!
October 1The Artistry of Afro-Cuban Bata Drumming: Aesthetics, transmission, Bonding, and CreativityWashington College music professor Dr. Kenneth Schweitzer will talk about and read from his new book followed by a musical performance with special guests D.C.-based percussionist Mark Merella and ethnomusicologist David Font.
September 24“From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family” a talk with James H. JohnstonHuman Trafficking Series Event #1 Cosponsored by the Department of History
September 20“Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life and Lost, 1934-1961,” Jonathan Segal on Paul HendricksonA 2013 Chestertown Book Festival Event
September 19Stephen Wade - The Beautiful Music All Around Us - A Free Concert and talk!As part of its 2013-2014 Premier Artists lineup, the Washington College Concert Series, together with the C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience, present a FREE Book Talk and Performance by author and musician Stephen Wade in Decker Theater.
September 12The Lightning and the Key: Thoughts on Poetry and History, a talk by Daniel Mark EpsteinAn introductory talk from the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience’s 2013-14 Patrick Henry Writing Fellow.
September 9The Long Road to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Revisited - A talk by historian Anthony CohenThe Department of History and the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience present a talk by historian, writer Anthony Cohen as he recalls his epic re-enactment of the Underground Railroad experience.
September 6First Friday at the Custom HouseA Monthly Celebration of our Culture and the American Experience
Summer 2013 Events
August 28The 50th Anniversary of the March on WashingtonPlease join us in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington on August 28, 2013 from 9am-3:30 PM in the Goose Nest located in Hodson Hall Commons. The Goose Nest will be showing live coverage of the events occurring in our nation’s capitol.
July 252013 Riverfront Concert Series“Celtic Fusion” comes to Washington College’s2013 Riverfront Concert Series: OCEAN Quartet
July 112013 Washington College Riverfront Concert SeriesTHIS THURSDAY, July 11, 6:30 PM The legendary Hula Monsters perform acoustic swing with a Hawaiian essence. Great music, free lemonade and cookies!