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Thu, May 30

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Chesapeake Building

Public Lecture

Early Southern Maryland Tobacco Barns - Join us for a presentation on Southern Maryland Tobacco Barns. Dr. Dennis Pogue and Chris Bryan will present on a two-year survey project that identified and documented the dwindling numbers of the region's surviving pre-1870 air-cured tobacco barns.

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Public Lecture
Public Lecture

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May 30, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Chesapeake Building, 41770 Baldridge St, Leonardtown, MD 20650, USA

About The Event

Join us for a public lecture! Early Southern Maryland Tobacco Barns. Dependence on tobacco shaped the social, economic, and physical development of the five Southern Maryland counties for more than 300 years, spanning from their founding until its demise by the end of the 20th century. The Southern Maryland Tobacco Barn Survey is a two-year project aimed at identifying and documenting the dwindling numbers of the region's surviving pre-1870 air-cured tobacco barns. The survey is a partnership between the University of Maryland and the Maryland Historical Trust, supported by an award to the University from the MHT Non-Capital Grant Fund. Dr. Dennis Pogue and Chris Bryan, project staff working for the University, will share their findings and offer new insights into both the past and the future of these iconic features of the cultural landscape. The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the St. Mary's County Historic Preservation Commission.

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