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Speaker’s Bureau

Looking for a program for your civic organization or special interest group? The Speaker’s Bureau at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is composed of experienced professionals who can bring the stories of the Chesapeake’s history, culture, and environment to life at your venue or event. Presentations are approximately 60 minutes long. Presenters supply laptop and projector unless these items are already available at presentation site.

Contact:

Interested in arranging for a presentation? Have a question about a specific topic? Need a customized presentation? Contact Volunteer & Education Coordinator, Allison Speight, at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941 with inquiries or for more information.

Download Speaker’s Bureau Request Form PDF

Pricing:

Cost: $200 per presentation. Any program outside of a 30-mile radius from CBMM will also include a fee for mileage

About

Looking for a program for your civic organization or special interest group? The Speaker’s Bureau at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is composed of experienced professionals who can bring the stories of the Chesapeake’s history, culture, and environment to life at your venue or event.

Presentations are approximately 60 minutes long. Presenters will supply laptop & projector unless these items are available at the site of presentation. Cost of the presentation may vary depending on distance from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Request a Presentation

While every effort will be made to accommodate your request, presentation schedules depend upon the availability of the presenter. At least two weeks’ notice is encouraged. Contact Allison Speight to get quick answers to your questions at 410-745-4941 or aspeight@cbmm.org

Environmental History
The Chesapeake Bay’s Environment: From 1608 to Today
Rising Tide: The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Traditional Communities

Local History
The History of St Michaels, Maryland
Steamboats and Swimsuits: Tolchester Beach in the Chesapeake’s Resort Age
Abandoned and Salvaged: Boneyards for Traditional Vessels on the Chesapeake
Shining Beacons: Stories of Chesapeake Light Keepers

Fisheries/Harvesting
History on the Half Shell: The Past, Present and Future of the Chesapeake Oyster
Shaped by the Chesapeake: Connections between Nature and Culture on the Bay
The History of Waterfowling in the Chesapeake

Chesapeake Boats
Chesapeake Ferries: Bridging a Watery Divide
A Perfect Paradise: Early Yacht Cruises on the Chesapeake
From a Shallop: John Smith’s Explorations 1607-1608
Rosie Parks: Preserving the Icon
Log Canoe Racing on the Chesapeake Bay

War of 1812
Quakers, Slaves, and Shipwrights of the Chesapeake’s War of 1812

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Collections
A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting

Pete Lesher
Chesapeake Ferries: Bridging a Watery Divide
A Perfect Paradise: Early Yacht Cruises on the Chesapeake
Shaped by the Chesapeake: Connections between Nature and Culture on the Bay
The History of St Michaels, Maryland
Log Canoe Racing on the Chesapeake Bay
Shining Beacons: Stories of Chesapeake Light Keepers
Abandoned and Salvaged: Boneyards for Traditional Vessels on the Chesapeake
A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting

Kate Livie
The History of Waterfowling in the Chesapeake
The Chesapeake Bay’s Environment: From 1608 to Today
From a Shallop: John Smith’s Explorations 1607-1608
Steamboats and Swimsuits: Tolchester Beach in the Chesapeake’s Resort Age
History on the Half Shell: The Past, Present and Future of the Chesapeake Oyster
A Rising Tide: The Impact of Sea Level Rise on Traditional Communities
Quakers, Slaves, and Shipwrights of the Chesapeake’s War of 1812

Richard Scofield
Rosie Parks: Preserving the Icon
Log Canoe Racing on the Chesapeake Bay

Pete Lesher
Pete Lesher is chief curator for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where he has served on the staff since 1991. In addition to overseeing museum exhibits, programs, and the restoration boat yard, he is responsible for the museum’s collections – ranging from floating watercraft to sailmakers’ needles, photographs, manuscripts, and oral history archives. Lesher regularly lectures on maritime topics ranging from transportation and trade to resource use, recreation, and shipbuilding history. Outside of work, he is an elected member of the Easton Town Council, he is active in historic preservation as chairman of the St. Michaels Historic District Commission, and he is a sailor, taking particular pleasure in his role as jib tender on one of the Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes, the 1882-built Island Bird.

Kate Livie
Kate Livie is currently the Director of Education at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where she shares the stories of the Bay’s history, culture, and environment with visitors of all ages in classes, workshops, tours, and presentations. A native of Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Kate has worked in Chesapeake non-profit education for 10 years, at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Sultana Projects, and CBMM. Kate is also a regular contributor to the Bay Journal, and is the author of CBMM’s education blog, Beautiful Swimmers where she writes regularly about the Chesapeake’s landscapes, inhabitants, and wildlife.

Richard Scofield
Richard Scofield started working in boats yards as a rigger at the age of 12 , and has the majority of his life building, restoring and sailing wooden boats. He has been at the museum for 28 years as a shipwright, rigger, boat yard manager and currently as the Assistant Curator of Watercraft. Richard helped restore four of the racing log canoes, and he was project manager for the restoration of the log hull crab dredger Old Point and the skipjack Rosie Parks.