Winter Lecture: The Happiest of All Showboat Stories

The James Adams Floating Theatre. Photo:
Thursday, January 23, 2020

Dr. Patricia Samford, director of the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum, will talk about the history of showboats in the U.S. with a focus on the James Adams Floating Theater, its origins, operations, and eventual demise.  

The 2020 lecture series will be held on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. from January 9 to February 27. You will be challenged to question and to learn by the engaging speakers on eight diverse topics including maritime history, local history, science, and maritime art. Admission is $10 per person for non-members and free for museum members.

Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second St., Annapolis, MD

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