Each winter and early spring the Lock House Museum in Havre de Grace hosts the Ellsworth Shank Lectures, a series of informative and entertaining talks on the region’s history. Here’s the schedule for the 2011 season as the programs resume for the year on January 13. For additional information on the free programs call 410-939-57680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
January 13th at 7:p.m. — “Two Lions of Havre de Grace: Tydings and Vandiver” presented by Bob Magee. Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Avenue
February 10 at 7 p.m. — “The Mason-Dixon Line: Stories Behind a Geographic Boundary” presented by Mike Dixon. Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave.
March 10 at 7PM. Topic: “Havre de Grace in the Great War” presented by David Craig. Special presentation at La Banque de Fleuve (restored First National Bank), 321 St. John Street.
April 14 at 7PM. Topic: “Lightships of the mid-Atlantic” presented by Wayne Kirklin, Associate Historian, Overfalls Maritime Museum Foundation, Lewes, Del. Between 1823 and 1970 Lightships, or floating lighthouses, were used to mark shoals, harbor entrances and ship channels where physical or financial considerations would not allow the use of an actual lighthouse. This illustrated talk highlights the life and use of some of these vessels, providing an insight into some of the most fascinating maritime history of our area. Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Avenue.
May 12 at 7PM. Topic: “Forging and Testing the Greatest Generation in Harford and Cecil Counties” presented by Erika Quesenbery. Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave.
June 9 at 7PM. Historians Roundtable. Join some of the area’s foremost historians as they discuss interesting and controversial issues about Havre de Grace’s past. Panel participants will be named at a later date. Havre de Grace City Hall, 711 Pennington Ave.