On Tuesday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. Jean Wortman will present a lecture based on her 2015 Master of Liberal Arts Capstone Project from Johns Hopkins University which was titled “Contested Space: Race and Memory on the Talbot County Courthouse Lawn.”
Ms. Wortman will consider questions like these:
- How has the memory of the Civil War and Talbot County’s role in it been shaped by the Confederate statue that has stood on the courthouse lawn since 1916?
- What is the history of the Talbot Boys statue and the proposed monument to the Union soldiers?
- If monuments are a reflection of the social, economic, and cultural factors of the time in which they are erected, what was happening in Talbot County between 1912 and 1916?
Jean Wortman has an avid interest and many years’ experience in public history and museum education. She has worked or volunteered at many places in and around Talbot County and the Eastern Shore including the Starr Center at Washington College, Heart of the Chesapeake Heritage Area, Talbot Historical Society, Talbot County Free Library, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and Maryland Humanities.
To register for this event, go here.