CSM President Kicks Off Friday Night Lecture Series With Encore of ‘Civil War Comes to St. Mary’s County’

Civil War historian and author

Free Friday Lectures Scheduled for Jan. 29, Feb. 26, April 9

The College of Southern Maryland announces its spring 2010 Friday Night Lecture Series featuring presentations by CSM President Dr. Bradley Gottfried, CSM Professor Rex Bishop and Tri-County Council Executive Director Wayne Clark.

The spring schedule starts Jan. 29 on the Leonardtown Campus featuring Dr. Gottfried’s lecture, “The Civil War comes to St. Mary’s County,” which details events in St. Mary’s County during the Civil War. The lecture will describe this turbulent time in the county’s history, the landing of the Federal troops at Leonardtown, the occupation of St. Mary’s County by Federal troops, smuggling activities, the economic hardships faced by the residents and the 1865 release of prisoners from the Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp. This is an “encore performance” as Dr. Gottfried’s presentation at the Sotterley Plantation was filled to capacity in November.

Bishop continues the series Feb. 26 on the La Plata Campus with a lecture about William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy, a deaf major league player who overcame many obstacles to achieve his dream of playing baseball. The series will conclude April 9 on the Prince Frederick Campus with Clark’s lecture about the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans in the Patuxent River Valley. He will focus on tribal social customs, archaeological finds and recorded observations made by the European settlers of the time.

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series is free, open to the public and features subject matter experts from the college and the community and provides an opportunity to build community through enriching discussions. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. For information, 301-934-7703 or visit www.csmd.edu.

Calendar Listings

 

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series: The Civil War Comes to St. Mary’s County. 7 p.m., Jan. 29, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, Building A, Auditorium, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series presents CSM President, Dr. Bradley Gottfried, who will speak on the “The Civil War Comes to St. Mary’s County.” St. Mary’s County played an important role in the Civil War and his lecture will describe the events that occurred in St. Mary’s County from the landing of Federal troops at Leonardtown in 1861 through the release of the Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout Prisoner of War Camp in 1865. Using illustrations and maps, Dr. Gottfried will describe the occupation of St. Mary’s County by Federal troops, smuggling activities, arrests of local citizens, recruitment into the armies, and the economic hardships during this turbulent period in St. Mary’s County’s history.  This is an “encore performance” as Dr. Gottfried’s presentation at the Sotterley Plantation was filled to capacity in November.  Free. 301-934-7703, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7703 or www.csmd.edu.

 

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series: The Life, Legend and Legacy of William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy. 7 p.m., Feb. 26, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, BI 113 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. CSM Professor Rex Bishop will present a lecture and documentary on the life and career of William Ellsworth “Dummy” Hoy, a deaf major league player who overcame many obstacles to realize his dream of playing baseball. The Lecture will be held in the Center for Business and Industry, BI-113 Free. 301-934-7703, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7703 or www.csmd.edu.

 

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series: In Search of the Algonquian-Speaking Indians of the Patuxent River Valley. 7 p.m., April 9, College of Southern Maryland, Prince Frederick Campus, Room 119, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series presents Tri-County Council Executive Director Wayne Clark to discuss archaeological and historical evidence discovered about the Algonquian-speaking Native Americans of the Patuxent River Valley including social customs and observations made by European settlers of the time. Free. 301-934-7703, 240-725-5499, 443-550-6199, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7703 or www.csmd.edu.

 

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