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Archaeological Secrets of Maryland: Digging Up DelMar's Buttoned-Up Past

Archaeological Secrets of Maryland: Digging Up DelMar's Buttoned-Up Past

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Schmidt Conference Center

Speaker: Jim Breedlove, citizen scientist with SERC Environmental Archaeology Lab

Pre-registration Required
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Left: Old machinery with "The Button Factory, 317 Carter Avenue" sign. Right: Hand dipping into bowl of finished shell buttons.

What do an iconic fashion doll, the King of Rock and Roll, and a tiny shack on the eastern shore of Maryland have in common?  What industry in the early 20th century gave rise to a dozen factories and shops in Delaware and Maryland, welcoming able hands with steady incomes for nearly 40 years, but then all but disappeared?  On Tuesday, Oct. 9, SERC citizen scientist Jim Breedlove will share the findings of SERC’s Environmental Archaeology Lab to tell the story of Maryland and Delaware’s shell button industry—a boom-and-bust tale of symbiotic relationships, changing times, and the risks of staking your livelihood on the fashion industry. Free and open to all!

"Archaeological Secrets of Maryland" lectures will take place every second Tuesday of the month at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, now through December. Thanks to the Anne Arundel Chapter of the Archeological Society of Maryland for cosponsoring the series!

Photos: SERC Environmental Archaeology Lab

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Keynote Robert Lee Forrest Lecture: SERC Science Changing the Chesapeake and the World

Keynote Robert Lee Forrest Lecture: SERC Science Changing the Chesapeake and the World

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location
Charles McC. Mathias Laboratory

Speaker:  Anson "Tuck" Hines, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center director

Pre-registration Required
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What can the world learn from science on the Bay? In the finale of SERC's Bay Optimism lecture series, explore the impacts of SERC science around the globe with SERC director and blue crab scientist Tuck Hines. Discover how science on the Chesapeake is enhancing science and conservation worldwide. Come early for a pre-lecture dessert reception from O'Leary's, inside SERC's green Mathias Lab, the only LEED-Platinum building in the Smithsonian!  

Free and open to all. No RSVP required.

Reception starts at 6:30pm. Lecture begins at 7pm.

 

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Fall Fest

Fall Fest

Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Event Location
Mathias Lab Gardens

Join us in celebrating the change of seasons! Enjoy family-friendly, fall inspired activities! Take tree measurements, meet Pepper the robot, age deer jaws and more! Hayrides will be offered throughout the event!

Pre-registration Required
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Oct 27, 2018

  • Fall Fest

    Fall Fest

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Event Location
    Mathias Lab Gardens

    Join us in celebrating the change of seasons! Enjoy family-friendly, fall inspired activities! Take tree measurements, meet Pepper the robot, age deer jaws and more! Hayrides will be offered throughout the event!

    Pre-registration Required
    No

    Event Details

    fall fest flyer

    10:00AM - 1:00PM