History hobbyists are invited to lecture showcase

September 27, 1996|By Katherine Marks | Katherine Marks,CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Maryland Humanities Council hopes history buffs or those looking to brush up on their knowledge of history will take note of a seminar it is sponsoring.

Ten speakers will be showcased free to the public by the Humanities on the Road Speakers Bureau from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Baltimore Convention Center.

Topics include "Folding a Towel" (Amish Culture in Western Maryland), "Bicycling Across History: Following the Trek West of Our Mid-Nineteenth Century Ancestors," "A Fiery Passage: Children and Adolescents in the Civil War," "Mercy Amidst Mischief and Misery: The True Story of Civil War Medicine" and "A Baltimore Treasure Hunt: Looking at Masterpieces in Local Museums."

College professors, researchers, authors and a former museum director, all from Maryland, will make presentations.

The event will allow groups to preview speakers before booking them. Those who attend can watch as many or as few speakers as desired and then arrange to have the speaker address their groups later. Each speaker will make three presentations this year and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The council hopes the daylong event will draw 300 to 400 people. Those unable to attend can pick up a brochure, detailing the speakers, from the council.

Speakers were chosen through auditions by the council in the spring. Federal funds cover roughly 70 percent of funding for the speakers. Private and state contributions provide the remainder.

Pub Date: 9/27/96

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