Sat, May 13|
Spring Lecture Series: "Colonial Chesapeake Horse Culture: Equestrian History & Artifacts of 17th- & 18th-Century MD"
Explore the history of Chesapeake horse culture based on both historical records and archaeological collections. FREE LECTURE!
Time & Location
May 13, 2023, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EDT
About the Event
Many of the metal artifacts recovered on colonial archaeological sites in Maryland represent hardware from saddles and bridles. These often unrecognized pieces of history offer insight into Maryland's early enthusiasm for all things equestrian. Sara will share her research on the history of Chesapeake horse culture based on both historical records and archaeological collections.
Sara Rivers Cofield has been the curator of federal collections at the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum since 2004. Her specialty is the study of small finds, especially metal artifacts. She is currently finishing a $25,000 grant from The Conservation Fund to add new research on equestrian artifacts to the MAC Lab’s Diagnostic Artifacts in Maryland website.
Virtual Ticket only. Can not be used for in-person admission.$0.00