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Lower Marlboro Freedom Day Oral Histories

The Calvert County Historical Society conducted oral histories from community members during the 2021 Lower Marlboro Freedom Day.

The annual event takes you back in time to the War of 1812. British troops sailed up the Patuxent River with their sights set on Washington, D.C. during the summer of 1814. They stopped for supplies at the port of Lower Marlboro and offered freedom to local slaves in exchange for service in the British war effort.

On October 8, 2022, celebrate the men and women who won their freedom by joining us at the Historic Lower Marlboro United Methodist Church and the Lower Marlboro Hall.


Barn Owls of the Patuxent 

Senior Naturalist Andy Brown discusses the Natural History of Barn Owls, describes the historical conservation efforts in Maryland, and outlines some future conservation goals for Barn Owls identified through the Farmland Raptor Project. His knowledge of Barn Owl natural history combined with anecdotes and stories make this a fascinating journey into the life of this secretive raptor.

Recording provided by Anne Arundel Bird Club 


2020 PaxCon Reflections Webinar Series

Climate Change and the Patuxent

Recorded 29 Oct 2020: Learn about how climate is changing in the Chesapeake Bay region and the Patuxent River watershed, potential impacts to Patuxent River water quality, and how communities can prepare for the future.

Dr. Kate McClure is a coastal climate specialist with the University of Maryland Sea Grant Extension Program. Download the presentation slides

Dr. Jeremy Testa is an Assistant Professor at the UMCES Chesapeake Biological Laboratory.  Download the presentation slides

The Importance of Wetlands in the Region

Recorded 5 November 2020 - Researchers from the University of Maryland and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center explore the role that wetlands play in maintaining healthy watersheds.

​Dr. Patrick Megonigal is the Associate Director for Research and a Principal Investigator at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Download the presentation slides

Dr. Karen Prestegaard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geology at the University of Maryland College Park 

Stream Ecology and Restoration

Recorded  12 November 2020. Let’s talk stormwater and how local communities are working to restore their streams and meet regulatory requirements.

Solange Filoso is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. Download the presentation slides

Erik Michelsen is currently the Acting Deputy Director of Anne Arundel County’s Bureau of Watershed Protection and Restoration. Download the presentation slides

Outreach and Advocacy for River Health

Spend an hour with the Patuxent and Anacostia Riverkeepers to learn how they engage communities in caring for their local waterways and advocate for improving the health of their rivers.

​Fred Tutman  is the Patuxent Riverkeeper

Trey Sherard, is the Anacostia Riverkeeper


Calvert County ArchAeology

Unearthing Calvert County Heritage at Calverton Archaeological Site

PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. – Nov. 25, 2020 – Honoring its commitment to the stewardship of Calvert County’s rich cultural heritage, Calvert County Government continues a project to excavate the historic site of Calverton.

Archaeologists from Applied Archaeology and History Associates, Inc. were in the field in August to continue excavation work begun in 2017. Calvert County Historic Preservation Planner and Archaeologist Kirsti Uunila led the project for the Department of Planning & Zoning prior to her retirement in October...

Read the full press release

Explore Biscoe Gray Heritage Farm to walk along the western edge of colonial Calvert County.

ORAL HISTORIES IN THE TIME OF COVID

In spring 2021, George Mason University students, under the supervision of folklorists and professor Dr. Lisa Gilman,  conducted virtual interviews with community members on "Calvert County: The Culture of Agriculture Past and Present.” Students gathered photographs and other documentation, and produced podcasts, videos, and other materials for use by the county. 

We held a workshop, provided by the American Folklife Center which integrated training students with providing opportunities for Calvert County residents to develop interviews skills as part of this larger project.

Resources from the Workshop
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