Lectures on the Shore, Chesapeake Forum’s new speaker series, is pleased to announce that author Neil King will return to the Art Academy Museum on December 6th from 5:30 – 7:30 pm for American History at 3 mph. King, author of American Ramble, a Walk of Memory and Renewal, was originally scheduled to give the talk on October 5th but was forced to cancel for health reasons. Tickets are $65 and are available at https://chesapeakeforum.org. Refreshments and light bites by Piazza.
King kicks off the first of Chesapeake Forum’s new speaker series, Lectures on the Shore. He will be joined by his friend, and sometimes walking companion, Jeff McGuinness, a photographer and author of Bear Me Unto Freedom. The two will share an evening of insightful, surprising and sometimes funny stories about King’s 26-day, 330 mile walk from his home in Washington, DC to New York City.
When he set out, King said his goal was to pay close attention to the land he crossed and the people he met. Throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, he does just that – stopping in forgotten corners and talking to overlooked people. Surprisingly, in spite of the political and cultural divides he encounters, what he comes away with is the profound power of our shared landscape.
American History at 3 mph is the first of several events planned for the 2023-2024 Lectures on the Shore season. The next event will be held in winter 2024 although a date has not yet been chosen. Each one will be held at the Academy Art Museum in Easton and will be catered.
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