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March 11, 2021
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Black Craftsmen in Early 19th Century Annapolis

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Ages 12 & Up.

Join American decorative arts scholar, Bethany McGlynn for her talk based on original research identifying the black craftsmen who worked in early Annapolis. Ms. McGlynn is a Sewell C. Biggs Curatorial Fellow at the Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Famous artisans like Charles Wilson Peale and John Shaw used enslaved labor. Through Ms. McGlynn’s research, the efforts of the enslaved are acknowledged and given long-overdue credit. Her research provides a voice to enslaved craftsmen who are left out of traditional scholarship such as Moses Williams, a talented silhouette cutter who worked for Peale. This talk is co-sponsored by the Prince George’s County Historical Society.

Ages 12 and up.