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John Smith on the Chesapeake Bay: Old Maps, New Science, and a Historical Controversy (Fall Speaker Series 2018)

In an attempt to discover the true route of Captain John Smith on his voyage up the Chesapeake Bay in 1608, Dr. Michael Scott and his team of geographers at Salisbury University accidentally stumbled into a major historical controversy. This presentation will discuss the processes John Smith used to map the Bay in the early 17th century, the methods used by modern geographers to unravel the true nature behind historical maps, and how the links between the two can help history come alive for modern-day explorers of the Chesapeake. Part of the Fall Speaker Series: Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay Cost per person is $7.50 per session, with a 20% discount for members. Register online for all five sessions using the code SPEAKER5 and receive an additional discount. All programs will be held in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium. Limited seating is available.

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  • October 10, 2018
  • 5:00PM - 7:00PM
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