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    Third Thursday Brown Bag Lunch Program

    January 19, 2017
    Franklin Robinson, Jr.
    Faith and Tobacco

    The 2017 Brown Bag Lunch program will commence with a presentation by Franklin Robinson, Jr. based on his book, Faith and Tobacco. Mr. Robinson is an Archives Specialist at the National Museum of American History and a native of southern Prince George’s County.

    “From the colonial era until well into the 20th century, the combination of faith and the income from tobacco built and sustained the Anglican parishes of Maryland. This book examines the history of St. Thomas’ Parish in Prince George’s County–a parish whose roots reach back to one of the earliest congregations in the colony. The text covers not only the events and people at the local parish level but also gives insight into the necessary and practical business of managing a parish: supporting a rector, maintaining church buildings, and nurturing the growth of congregations. Calvert, Claggett, Bowie, Eversfield–names woven throughout Maryland history and the history of St. Thomas’ Parish appear throughout Faith & Tobacco. Letters, diaries, journals, and personal papers of priests and parishioners, some recently discovered, offer a fascinating view of the life of this parish and its people.”

    Copies of Faith and Tobacco will be available for purchase and signed by the author following the presentation.

    Join Us at Noon, at Linden, 70 Church Street.  Bring your Lunch, Bring your Questions, and Bring Your Friends! Free and Open to All.

    For information call 410 535-2452 or email cchsadmin@calverthistory.org.



    Day: January 19, 2017
    Time: 12:00 Noon
    Location: Linden
    Address: 70 Church Street, Prince Frederick
    Admission: FREE and Open to All. Bring your Lunch, Bring your Questions, and Bring Your Friends!
    Contact: 410 535-2452 or cchsadmin@calverthistory.org


    Information: Sit back and enjoy your lunch while listening to a presentation, most of which involve history and Calvert County or Southern Maryland. Topics vary, the atmosphere is casual and speakers welcome your questions.

    Questions? (410) 535-2452 or cchsadmin@calverthistory.org

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    During inclement weather, CCHS observes the same schedule as the Calvert County Public School system. If the schools are closed, so is CCHS, and the same applies to delays.  If the schools open two hours late, then CCHS opens two hours late.