One Maryland One Book: Reconsidering the Roles of Women on the Chesapeake Online
As on Jeju Island, women from the Chesapeake Bay region have played significant roles in the fisheries, maritime industries and communities of this area, yet their stories are often missing from the historical record and in historical narratives. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Associate Curator of Collections Jen Dolde discusses portrayals of Chesapeake women from the CBMM collection and suggests new ways to interpret the place of women in the history of our region.
A link for this virtual program will be emailed to all registrants before the program begins.
One Maryland One Book is a program of Maryland Humanities.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Maryland State Library.
About One Maryland One Book
One Maryland One Book (OMOB) is Maryland’s first-ever statewide community reading project and is the signature program of the Maryland Center for the Book at Maryland Humanities. Initiated in fall 2008, this year-long project culminates with three months of public programs and is designed to bring together diverse people in communities across the state through the shared experience of reading the same book. Readers are then invited to participate in book-centered discussions and other events at public libraries, high schools, colleges and universities, museums, bookstores, and community and senior centers.
The selected book for 2020 is The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See. The Island of Sea Women is a powerful tale of a decades-long friendship that takes place on the Korean island of Jeju. Readers will be turning the pages eagerly to see how the closest bond of friendship came to its breaking point.
For more information, visit the Maryland Humanities website.
- Wednesday, October 14, 2020
- 6:30pm - 7:30pm
- Time Zone:
- Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
- This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.