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Where is Watkins Point?: Mapping Maryland’s Southern Boundary (Fall Speaker Series 2018)

Delve into the controversy surrounding Maryland’s southern boundary with Edward Papenfuse, retired Maryland State Archivist and Commissioner of Land Patents. Drawing on research from the depositions from the Smith Islanders who liked to spin a great tale, historic maps and land surveys, and even Thomas Jefferson’s interpretation of the Southern Boundary, Papenfuse will explore how this story has unfolded over time, from the Oyster Wars to the Supreme Court. 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 17, 2018
  • 2:00PM - 4:00PM
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