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Date:
April 22, 2021
Time:
5:00 PM
Time Details:
Lecture begins at 5 p.m.
Location:
Via Zoom, a link to the lecture will be posted on our lecture page prior to event.
Contact:
410-326-2042, ext. 8046
Email:
Cost:
Lecture is free and open to the public
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Maryland in the Age of Sail Lecture Series: The Tobacco Trade

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Join Mark Wilkins, CMM Curator of Maritime History, as he explores topics ranging from European influences, to the tobacco trade, to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century. During today's lecture, trace the evolution of the tobacco trade, first in Virginia then in Maryland. Find out why this commodity was so important and lucrative to global commerce.