• Lost History: Frederick Douglass in Caroline County, Maryland

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    Name: Lost History: Frederick Douglass in Caroline County, Maryland
    Date: February 9, 2019
    Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM EST
    Event Description:
    In recognition of the consequential Eastern Shore history of Dr. Frederick (Bailey) Douglass, a special presentation will be made on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Caroline County Central Library in Historic Denton, Maryland detailing a previously unknown visit Douglass made to Caroline County in the fall of 1883.
     
    With the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial being celebrated and recognized throughout the country, and world, the local impact and significance of his life can often be overlooked. Based in Washington, D.C., local historian John Muller made headlines in the Star Democrat last September introducing and presenting research detailing previously unknown visits Douglass made to Cambridge in Dorchester County.
     
    The subject of biographies and focus of manuscripts for generations, including Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years by Eastern Shore historian Dickson J. Preston, the fuller and more complete story of Dr. Douglass on the Shore has yet to be told.
     
    Join local history enthusiasts and community leaders for a debut presentation detailing a previously unknown high-profile visit Dr. Douglass made to Denton, Maryland, arriving by train, escorted through town by a brass band from Centreville, speaking at the old county courthouse and departing by boat.
     
    Following the presentation will be a Q&A.
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    Location:
    The Caroline County Central Library is located in downtown Denton at First and Market Street. The library is easily accessible by car from Easton, Cambridge, Baltimore and Washington, D.C with a parking lot behind the library and available street parking throughout Denton.
     
    Denton, Maryland is the county seat of Caroline County, Maryland and includes stops on the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway.
     
    For more information on the program and/or directions please call 410.479.1343 or visit http://www.carolib.org/.
    Date/Time Information:
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2019 – 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM
     
    ** CAROLINE COUNTY CENTRAL LIBRARY – DENTON **

    100 MARKET STREET
    DENTON, MARYLAND 21629
    Contact Information:
    410-479-1343
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