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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Delmarva History Lecture Series Returns

Delmarva History Lecture Series Returns

After a summer break, Westside Historical Society is very pleased to return this popular series with a talk by Kellee Blake, the retired Director of the National Archives-Mid Atlantic Region on September 9, 2019 at 2:00 in the MAC Center in Salisbury MD. Director Blake will be speaking on the topic, “Unbroken Reeds: Eastern Shore Women and the American Revolution.” 

This promises to be an interesting and provocative topic, as she brings to life the stories of remarkable actions of Patriot and Loyalist women alike! The remarkable actions of women who were caught in the challenging years of the nation’s revolt against British rule, will be explored, including those of Virginia’s Margaret Cropper and Maryland’s Arianna Margaretta Chalmers. This talk is especially timely, coming just as the nation moves toward the 250th commemoration! 

Ms. Blake is a Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude graduate of Mary Washington College with a graduate degree in American History (Revolution/National Period) from Villanova University. She has worked from coast to coast with the National Archives, processing and administering records from the Founding Fathers to the Robert F. Kennedy Assassination. Kellee has been a regular speaker at national historical and genealogical conferences and is the author of two historical plays and multiple articles on the Federal Census, Civil War loyalties, and the law practice of Abraham Lincoln. She currently serves on the Board of Virginia Humanities and is writing a book about the Civil War occupation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore. 

She is an entrancing and spell-binding speaker, and this Lecture is one not to be missed! As with all of the Society’s lectures in this series, it is open, free of charge, to the public. Following the talk, members of the audience are invited to ask questions, make comments, and discuss the topic. The MAC center is easy to reach and parking convenient. All lectures will be in the MAC Center, 909 Progress Ave. Salisbury. 

For more information go to Westside Historical Society’s web page, or phone 410-726-8047; email or mail to Westside Historical Society, P.O. Box 194, Mardela Springs MD 21837.

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