Chester River Cruise and War of 1812 Lecture
Apr 04, 2014 01:40PM ● Published by Jake Russell
The guest lecturer, Gene Allen Smith, author of THE SLAVES’ GAMBLE, Choosing Sides in the War of 1812, will discuss his scrupulously researched account of the lives of enslaved people during the War of 1812. Food will be provided by Occasions Catering.
The cost is $75 per person. Spaces are limited and pre-event registration is required. Boarding will be at 5:30 p.m. at the foot of High Street, Chestertown. To register online, please visit the Friends of Kent County website www.kentcounty1812.org, or for more information contact the Kent County Office of Tourism and Economic Development, 410-778-0416.
Sponsored by The Friends of Kent County Maryland – War of 1812 and the Kent County Battle of Caulk’s Field 2014 committee, the fundraiser will benefit War of 1812 bicentennial activities, including the re-enactment of the Battle of Caulk’s Field, scheduled on the very day, 200 years later, in the very place near Fairlee where the Aug. 31, 1814 battle was fought by Maryland Militia against British Royal Marines and sailors.