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2024 Spring Lecture Series

The Rodgers Tavern Museum is pleased to announce this year's slate of speakers featuring topics from the Revolutionary War, turtle conservation and the Underground Railroad.

There are two virtual and one in-person lectures. All lectures are free though registration is required.


Would the Real Colonel John Rodgers Please Stand Up?

Dr. Robert Selig starts us off with a presentation of his findings from original research into the Revolutionary War activities of the person for whom the tavern at the Susquehanna Lower Ferry is named for. This project, funded by grants from the Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route Association, Inc., is the first truly deep dive into what Rodgers did during America's War for Independence and his contributions to American victory.



Conservation and Ecology of Maryland's River Turtle, the Northern Map Turtle

Maryland's only river turtle, the Northern Map Turtle, is a Maryland Endangered Species found in the Susquehanna River and its immediate tributaries. Discover the threats they face and efforts to conserve these fascinating turtles, including the population in Perryville.

IN-PERSON ONLY (attendance limited)


How to Research and Spread the Word About Unsung Heroes of the Underground Railroad

Maryland was the starting point of many unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad. Join historian Jenny Masur as she offers how-to advice about researching these "unknown" heroes and sharing their stories with the general public.



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