MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR MOUNT HARMON’s
~ 2016 PROGRAM & LECTURE SERIES ~
2016 PROGRAM SCHEDULE:
How to Restore Antique Steamer Trunks
Thursday, April 28, at 6:30 pm
Presenter: Ralph Young
To kick off our program long time Mount Harmon supporter Ralph Young, will share his expertise in restoring antique steamer trunks. Over the years, Ralph has restored and donated hundreds of steamer trunks to area non-profits as fundraisers, and helped to raise thousands of dollars to benefit worthy causes in our community. Chances on an antique steamer trunk will be available for purchase.
Lecture Program: $5, Members Free. Pre-registration required.
Rsvp to firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-275-8819
War of 1812 Living History Program:
Reenactment of the Battle of Georgetown & Fredericktown
Saturday, May 7 , 10am – 3pm
Living History Program: See history come to life, tour encampments, meet soldiers and historians reenacting the War of 1812 “Raids on the Chesapeake” featuring a reenactment of the Battle of Georgetown & Fredericktown. Visitors will see reenactors depicting the British Marines, U. S. Infantry and Cavalry, and civilians as they bring to life the battle for control of the Chesapeake region during the War of 1812.
Program Costs: $10, Students/Seniors $8, Members free. Admission upon entry
Email email@example.com or call 410-275-8819 for more info.
Blue Heron Guided Kayak Paddle & House Tour
Thursday, June 9, 10am – 12:30pm
Presenter: Sultana Projects
Nature Program: Join naturalists form Sultana Education Foundation and their mobile kayak classroom to explore the creeks that surround Mount Harmon in search of the native Great Blue Heron. Paddlers are invited to tour the manor house after their paddle. Program Costs: $30 Pre-registration required.
Registration is through Sultana Foundation, at www.sultanaeducation.org.
Lotus Blossom Guided Kayak Paddle
Thursday, July 28, 9am – 11:30am
Presenter: Sultana Projects
Nature Program: Join naturalists form Sultana Education Foundation and their mobile kayak classroom to explore the creeks that surround Mount Harmon to see the rare American Lotus Water Lilly in full bloom. Paddlers are invited to tour the manor house after their paddle. Program Costs: $30 Pre-registration required. Registration is through Sultana Foundation, at www.sultanaeducation.org.
Exploring the Bay’s Beloved Bivalve
And its History, Culture, and Future
Thursday, September 29, at 6:30 pm
Presenter: Kate Livie
Winner of the 2015 Maryland Historical Society’s
Marion Brewington Prize for Maritime History
These humble bivalves are the living bones of the Chesapeake and the ecological and historical lifeblood of the region. When colonists first sailed these impossibly abundant shores, they described massive shoals of foot-long oysters. But the bottomless appetite of the Gilded Age and great fleets of skipjacks took their toll. Disease, environmental pressures and overconsumption decimated the population by the end of the twentieth century. While Virginia turned to bottom-leasing, passionate debate continues in Maryland among scientists and oystermen whether aquaculture or wild harvesting is the better way forward. Today, boutique oyster farming in the Bay is sustainably meeting the culinary demand of a new generation of connoisseurs- and expanding our minds and palates about how delicious Chesapeake oysters can be. With careful research and interviews with experts, author Kate Livie presents this dynamic story and a glimpse of what the future may hold. Signed books will be available for sale.
Lecture Program: $5, Members Free
Guided Bird Walk
Sunday, October 23rd, 10am – 12noon
Presented by Ken Drier, Cecil County Bird Club
Please join us Sunday, October 23rd for a guided bird walk, along Mount Harmon’s scenic nature trails. Bring your binoculars and good walking shoes, and come enjoy some of the region’s procession of residential and migrating birds this fall!
Guided Bird Walk: $10, Members Free
Mount Harmon, 600 Mount Harmon Road, Earleville, MD 21919