Tickets Still Available for Sept. 9 Galesville Heritage Dinner
Get Tickets Today for the fall Galesville Heritage Society Quarterly Dinner, Tuesday, September 9, Galesville Memorial Hall, 6:30 pm.
The speaker will be Janice Hayes-Williams, an Annapolis native and Chair of the Annapolis 1864 – Annapolis Commission on Maryland’s 3rd Constitution and the Abolishment of Slavery. Janice has contributed to numerous publications as well as local interpretive history performances and an African American walking tour. She is an historian and the first columnist to The Capital newspaper to write about the African American experience in Annapolis on a regular basis.
Janice will be speaking on the Emancipation history and Maryland’s 150 Emancipation Anniversary Celebration.
While President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation in January of 1963, the state of Maryland wasn’t included in the original order (along with Delaware, Missouri and Kentucky). A year later, Maryland and Missouri took separate votes to abolish slavery. Maryland’s abolition of slavery fell under the adoption of a new constitution, which took effect in November of 1864. During that year’s presidential campaign, Lincoln kept the issue at the forefront. He was assassinate just four months into his second term, with Southern Maryland playing a role for Booth and his co-conspirators.
The menu will be locally caught fried fish, corn on the cob, sliced local tomatoes, salad and dessert. The price for the dinner is $15 per person for members and $20 for nonmembers.
Reservations: contact Dee Dixon, 410-867-3622 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, September 5.