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Oysters: From Abundance to Aquaculture


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Oysters: From Abundance to Aquaculture
April 14, 1-3 pm
Location: J. Millard Tawes Museum, Crisfield, MD
Presented in partnership with Crisfield Heritage Foundation

Free & open to the public.

We’re excited to announce one of our speakers for the next Stories of Somerset program - Kate Livie. Livie is a professional Chesapeake educator, writer & historian. An Eastern Shore native, Livie is passionate about the Chesapeake Bay’s culture and landscape. Formerly the director of education and associate curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, she currently serves as editor-at-large of Chesapeake Bay Magazine and is adjunct faculty at Chestertown's Washington College, where she teaches courses about the Bay's environment, economy and culture.
Livie has written about the Bay's history and traditions for publications from Wooden Boat to the Chesapeake Bay Journal, and has consulted as a museum professional for the Smithsonian's Museums on Main Street initiative. Her 2015 book, Chesapeake Oysters: The Bay’s Foundation and Future won the Maryland Historical Society’s Marion Brewington prize for Maritime History.
Kate lives with her husband in her hometown of Chestertown, Maryland, and regularly thanks her lucky stars that she gets to live, work, and play in the most wonderful place in the world—the Chesapeake Bay.

History and science teach us a lot and there is always more to learn. The Somerset County Historical Society is pleased to announce a new opportunity to learn more about local history during its Spring series, “Stories of Somerset.” The interactive series features speakers, including storytellers, scientists, writers, and local community members with deep connections to Somerset.

Stories of Somerset is sponsored by the Somerset County Historical Society and funded by a grant from the Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore. For more information, follow Somerset County Historical Society on Facebook, or email carriesamis@gmail.com.

Each event will offer a chance for people to learn more about volunteer opportunities with Somerset County Historical Society and their partners.

All Stories of Somerset offerings are free and open to the public. Adults and students with an interest in local history, culture, and science are encouraged to attend.