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CANCELLED: LOST HISTORY: The Eastern Shore & President Abraham Lincoln

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm












This event has been cancelled. Join renowned historians for a lively discussion of the military, judicial and political impact of Union President Abraham Lincoln on Maryland’s Eastern Shore from the service of the 1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry to imposition of martial law throughout Shore communities to imprisonment of judges and editors to the recruitment of troops for the 7th United States Colored Infantry from ranks off the plantations of the state’s most prominent families. Tickets are $20/general admission or $10/Veteran and are available online at Facebook.com/events/471023080264849/.


Master Shoreman Historian Jeff Sarvey, former historical interpreter at Historic Wye Mill and mentee of author-journalist Dickson J. Preston and Arthur Houghton, Jr. of the Houghton Library at Harvard, has for a half-century studied the historiography of the working man’s history. Mr. Sarvey was raised in Easton and resides in Cambridge with his lovely wife when not visiting local historic sites and research repositories. Mr. Sarvey is a graduate of Chesapeake College and East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

Charles T. Dean III an award-winning educator in Social Studies on both the western and Eastern Shore, is publisher & editor of the Caroline Past and Present blog. Mr. Dean holds undergraduate and graduate history degrees from Washington College in Chestertown, where he was nationally recognized for his writing and research before venturing out to visit national parks in all 50 states. Mr. Dean’s family first arrived on the Delmarva Peninsula in 1650.

John Muller, author of Frederick Douglass in Washington, D.C. and Mark Twain in Washington, D.C., and currently at work on Frederick Douglass on the Eastern Shore. In October 2018 Mr. Muller presented “The Lost History of Frederick Douglass and the Lincoln Family” before the Lincoln Group of the District of Columbia, which was broadcast by C-SPAN’s American History TV. Mr. Muller graduated from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. after attending public schools in Brookeville and Sandy Spring.


Ticket is for presentations and discussion. Guests are highly encouraged to enjoy dinner at the Market Street Public House in advance of the presentation. For menu and to make reservations visit http://marketstreet.pub/ or call 410-479-4720.

Free street parking is available throughout town. For more information visit www.dentonmaryland.com/

Denton, Maryland is an hour and half drive from Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington, D.C. For information on lodging options visit https://visitcaroline.org/

Denton is on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. For more information visit https://harriettubmanbyway.org/


January 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm