Events and Programs

Calendar of Events

 


 

The Historic Homes and Sites of Talbot County
April 15-May 20, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - 
25 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD

      Features photos, furniture and artifacts of the county’s Neo-Classical and Neo-Gothic homes and sites, explanations of the significance of the two periods and how county history was impacted. 

 

 

Paperweights: Their Fascinating History and Collectors
Saturday, April 22 at 5 p.m. - 25 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD

      Have you ever stopped to consider a paperweight? While holding down piles on your desk, they carry a secret - a fascinating world of history, famous collectors and manufacturing wonders.  Join us to view many different types, hear their origin, history, and the famous collectors from all over the world that were sometimes obsessed with these sparkling worlds inside glass. All attendees MUST RSVP for a ticket.  Seating is limited.  Call 410-820-7525 to reserve your seat.


Victoriana: A Lecture on the Victorian Era, Customs and Decor
Saturday, May 13 at 5 p.m. - 25 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD

      Tharpe Antiques presents a lecture on Victoriana, a study on the Victorian era in England and America, influenced by a very powerful monarch, Queen Victoria.  Discover and learn about her reign and influences, the Industrial Revolution, design and concepts of the time, and the influences this time period still has on our world and decor today.  Informative, exciting and magnificent - come and find out why Victoriana was called the Age of Refined Sensibilities and why it flourished for nearly 70 years. Free event but all attendees MUST RSVP for a ticket.  Seating is limited.  Call 410-820-7525 to reserve your seat.  Hors D'Oeurves and beverages will be served.

 

A Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Unionville
May 27-July 29, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - 
25 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD

      In partnership with St. Stephens AME Church in Unionville, the exhibit will focus on photos, artifacts (uniforms) and other memorabilia of the period. A special feature will be discussion of the 18 Union soldiers from the USCT who fought in the Civil War and returned to create Unionville.

           

 

Trains in Talbot County - An Agent of Change
August 12 - October 7, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - 
25 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD

      The coming of railroads to the isolated Eastern Shore had an enormous impact on economic development, the creation of new towns and the culture of Talbot County. Models, photos and artifacts will be displayed to tell the story of this remarkable period.

 

 

The Working Boats of Talbot County
October 14 - December 16, Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - 
25 S. Washington Street, Easton, MD

I      In partnership with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), the exhibit will feature models, photos and artifacts depicting the wide range of sailing and power vessels used by watermen and transportation companies  (freight and people) on the rivers and creeks of Talbot County.