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September 2017

Power Up: The Impact of Museum and School Partnerships with Chanel Compton

September 19 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country: + Google Map

Chanel Compton, Executive Director of the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC) and Banneker-Douglass Museum (BDM) will share her professional and enriching experiences developing youth education programs and long-term school partnerships.  Ms. Compton will discuss ways in which school partnerships can further activate a museum’s mission, vision, promote greater equity and cultural literacy in school and museum communities, bring in new networks of support and revenue, and create pipelines for a new generation of museum professionals and…

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Judge William O.E. Sterling/Constitution Day Lecture

September 19 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Cole Cinema, Campus Center, 47645 College Drive
St. Mary's City, 20686 United States
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We the Whole People: Creating a More Perfect Union from Imperfect People How does a document written 230 years ago continue to guide a fractured modern republic?  What are the principles that underlie the success of the world’s oldest written national constitution?  And what are the stories of the Americans who sought to expand the definition of “We the People”?  From the Cherokee Nation to Frederick Douglass to Susan B. Anthony, these voices resonate today with a call to fulfill…

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NS&M Colloquium: The Secret (Sex) Life of Birds

September 20 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

The Secret (Sex) Life of Birds with Becky Cramer (Cornell University).

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Brome Howard Slave Quarter Tour

September 20 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
Brome Howard Inn, 18281 Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 United States
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Brome Howard Quarters

Museum Studies Week 2017 Public Discourse and the African American Experience Brome Howard Slave Quarter Tour The Brome Plantation Quarter is the last survivor of a row of dwellings for the enslaved African American community at St. Mary's City.  They were built in the 1840s for a group that grew to 59 persons by the Civil War.  The tour will review the research findings about this community and how life changed for them after emancipation.  Both archaeology and documentary research…

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The Slave Dwelling Project with Joseph McGill, Founder

September 21 @ 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
Cole Cinema Select a Country: + Google Map

This lecture will chronicle these stays and inform the audience on the  future of the Slave Dwelling Project. Slave residences are important spaces in American history and have been interpreted in numerous ways by historic parks and museums.  These sites serve as important reminders of the daily lives of enslaved individuals and as such can serve as points of reflection and commemoration.  At the same time, these are often sites of neglect and the general public is often unaware of…

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Lecture: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte and the Creation of an Imperial Legacy

September 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Historic St. Mary’s City, Visitor Center Auditorium, 18751 Hogaboom Lane
St. Mary’s City, MD 20686 Select a Country:
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In this lecture based on her book, "A Woman of Two Worlds: Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte," Alexandra Deutsch, director of collections and interpretation at the Maryland Historical Society, analyzes Elizabeth Patterson Bonaparte’s personal belongings and letters to create a material culture biography of the woman whose seductive beauty and tragic marriage have long been documented.  This heavily illustrated lecture also includes aspects of the Bonaparte story previously overlooked and revealed by the study of objects in the vast Bonaparte family collections.

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“From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond”

September 23 @ 8:50 am - 6:30 pm
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The African and African Diaspora Studies program (AADS) at St. Mary’s College of Maryland will host its first annual fall symposium on Friday, September 22 and Saturday, September 23. “From Slavery to Freedom: The Struggle for Civic Virtue at St. Mary’s and Beyond” will give special attention to recently discovered evidence that St. Mary’s Female Seminary owned slaves during the nineteenth century. The symposium will also examine practices designed to memorialize slavery on American college campuses. In addition, scholars will explore…

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Brown Bag Lunchtime Artist Talk: Jessye McDowell

September 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Glendening Annex Select a Country: + Google Map
Jessye McDowell art

Free pizza or bring your own lunch! Jessye McDowell is the new tenure-track faculty member in the Art and Art History Department teaching Digital Media and Animation.  She is an artist working across digital platforms to examine the interworkings of cultural mythologies, lived experience and digital life. Her work has been exhibited in both traditional and non-traditional spaces throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Essex Flowers Gallery (NYC), the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, the SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, the…

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A Dialogue with Ken Nwadike Jr.

September 25 @ 8:15 pm - 10:00 pm
Rec Courts, 18952 E Fisher Rd.
St. Mary's City, MD 20686 Select a Country:
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Love will save the world image of Ken Nwadike

In this fun, creative and interactive program Ken brings his “Free Hugs Project” to engage participants in conversations of understanding, and compassion amidst the rising tide of hatred and racism.  The event concludes with a keynote address that will explore how to overcome the differences that divide us.  The goal of this program is to create unity and build community, and remind participants that we are all humans in need of love. Ken’s courageous work as a peace activist is…

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NS&M Colloquium: Organizing a Billion Images of Our World

September 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Webcams, satellites and cell phones capture an incredible view of our world. When organized, these images provide an amazing lens for scientific and social discovery. This talk will explore what it takes to organize and index these image: how to automatically discover where in the world a camera is, what direction it is looking at and what kinds of things it sees. Learn how we can use these images to validate satellite estimates of environmental change, to characterize how people…

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