There will be a Lunch & Learn at St. Michaels Library on March 2, 2020 at noon. Jenifer Dolde will discuss “Reconsidering the Roles of Women on the Chesapeake.”
Women have played significant roles in the fisheries, maritime industries and communities along the Chesapeake Bay, yet their stories are often missing from the historical record and in historical narratives. Associate Curator of Collections Jen Dolde will discuss the portrayals of Chesapeake women from the CBMM collection, as captured by the lenses of well-known photographers, cultural historians and ordinary people, and suggest new ways to interpret the place of women and other underrepresented groups place in the history of our region.
Jenifer Dolde is the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Associate Curator of Collections, originally from Dorchester County, with family roots in the area tracing back to the late 1600s. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English and History from Washington College, and a Master of Arts in History with a certificate in Museum Studies from the University of Delaware. Before coming to CBMM, Jen worked as a curator at the Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village, and spent 20 years as a museum consultant, working with small cultural institutions throughout the Delmarva Peninsula on projects focused on exhibitions, oral histories, and collections care. She is the author of Trumpington: Three Centuries of Family and Farming in Kent County, MD, which traces one family’s connections to boatbuilding and farming. The Lunch & Learn series is sponsored by the Friends of the Library, coffee and dessert are provided. For more information, visit www.tcfl.org or call 410-745-5877.
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