Renowned Colonial HIstorian at CSM
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

Saturday November 6
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Renowned colonial Chesapeake historian Dr. Lorena Walsh will offer a free lecture at the College of Southern Maryland’s Leonardtown campus on November 6. In her lecture, Early Chesapeake Planters, Dr. Walsh will explore the unique innovations early European settlers made, why they made them, and what they lost as well as what they gained from migrating. She will examine the transformation of Chesapeake society that took place when opportunity diminished for voluntary migrants and the planter elite turn to enslaved Africans to solve labor shortages. Dr. Walsh has authored and co-authored dozens of articles and books about the Colonial Chesapeake. Among them are the award-winning Robert Coles World, with Historic St. Mary’s City historian Dr. Lois Carr and Dr. Russell Menard. Her most recent addition to an impressive list of published works is Motives of Honor, Pleasure and Profit: Plantation Management in the Chesapeake, 1607-1763. Dr. Walsh will present in the auditorium at 4 p.m. Copies of her latest book will be available for sale following the lecture. This event is sponsored by the Historic St. Mary’s City Foundation and the College or Southern Maryland. For more information about this event call 240-895-4977, or email Susan Erichsen at For information about Historic St. Mary’s City call 1-800-SMC-1634 or visit our web site at

Sponsoring Gateway: Historic St. Mary's City

Registration Status: Open

Space Limited: Yes
Location: College of Southern Maryland
22950 Hollywood Road
Leonardtown, Maryland 20650-1758
Event Contacts: Susan Wilkinson (240) 895-4967
Susah Erichsen (240) 895-7977
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