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Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing Company (Winter Speaker Series 2018)

February 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dover Brand Tomatos

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2:00 pm

Screening of the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum’s film, “Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing Company,” a history of the Tilghman Packing Co., on Tilghman Island, Maryland, as told by island residents and those who worked there. A facilitated community conversation by Tilghman residents who remember the packing company’s heyday to follow.

Winter 2018 Speaker Series: Picked, Packed and Shipped: Tomato Canning in the Chesapeake

Long before refrigeration made crabs the juggernaut of the summer canning season, the tomato was the warm-weather king of Chesapeake packing houses — and the counterpart to the mighty wintertime oyster harvest. In our four-part series, explore the fascinating ways that canning transformed the Chesapeake’s industry, culture, community, and agricultural landscape of the 19th and 20th centuries through lectures, objects, films, and community conversations.

Cost per session is $6 for members, $8 for non-members, or register for all sessions and save: $20 for members, $28 for non-members. All sessions will be held in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium.


February 15, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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CBMM Education & Reservations Coordinator, Allison Speight


Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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