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Star-Spangled Archaeology:  Examining the War of 1812 Through Maritime Archaeology

  • 20 Apr 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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Please join Maryland’s State Underwater Archaeologist, Susan Langley, for an armchair tour of the history that lies beneath the waters of the Chesapeake Bay.  Learn how maritime archaeologists locate submerged sites and visit sites relating to the War of 1812 around the Chesapeake.  Some sites are even farther afield, such as one Baltimore-built vessel that ended its days 4000′ beneath the Gulf of Mexico.

Susan Langley is the Maryland State Underwater Archaeologist, a post she has held for more than 24 years. She has taught in Canada at the University of Calgary, Mount Royal College, and Olds College, as well as in Thailand for several years for the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO); part of UNESCO.  In Maryland she has taught at Salisbury University, the University of Maryland Baltimore County, and Washington College, but also at Johns Hopkins University in the Master of Liberal Arts Program and chiefly at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. In addition to maritime archaeology and the history and anthropology of piracy, she is a recognized authority on textiles, and beekeeping past and present; she lectures internationally on all of these subjects.

Natural History Society of Maryland’s Archaeology Club promotes the value of archaeology in Baltimore City, Baltimore County, and surrounding areas. The goal of the Archaeology Club is to educate citizenry in the ethics, methods, and artifact preservation methods of archaeology and how archaeology can be used to document, discover, and promote local history. The Archaeology Club is inclusive to all persons who have an interest in archaeology.

Normally, Club meetings, trips and other activities are open solely to Club Members. However, during COVID, NHSM is opening up this meeting to all, though we are asking for a $5 donation from non-members. If you are an archaeology enthusiast, please consider joining us. You must be a member of NHSM to join any of its clubs. Follow this link to learn more:

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a volunteer-led non-profit organization, so the fee you pay will go directly to support the programs, the nature collections, and the building that make this kind of nature education possible.

The Natural History Society of Maryland is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation and contributions are tax-deductible.

The mission of the Natural History Society of Maryland is to foster stewardship of Maryland’s natural heritage by conserving its natural history collections, educating its citizenry, and inspiring its youth to pursue careers in the natural sciences.

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