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September 17, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Chesapeake Beach Town Hall
8200 Bayside Rd
Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
410-326-2042 ext. 25

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“At The Water’s Edge” Lecture Series presents “African American Leisure Destinations around Washington, D.C.”

Sunday, September 17

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. 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.