April 18, 2024

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The Patuxent Partnership will present the second program in its Southern Maryland Heritage Series, “Where Tide and Time Meet.”

Lucille Walker, executive director of Southern Maryland Heritage Area, will lead the virtual program from 11 am to noon on Wednesday, October 13.

Ms. Walker received her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, followed by graduate studies at Oxford University. She received her master’s degree in liberal arts from St. John’s College in Annapolis. She is a passionate advocate for the distinct heritage of the Southern Maryland region.

Register for the virtual program here.

The three-part “Where Tide and Time Meet” series aims to provide attendees deeper insight to Southern Maryland’s heritage areas. In heritage areas, individuals, businesses, nonprofits, and governments form partnerships to preserve the best of Maryland’s historic sites and towns, unspoiled natural landscapes, and enduring traditions. The first lecture in the series was held in early September.

The Southern Maryland Heritage Area is in the process of becoming the 56th National Heritage Area in the US, with legislation introduced Sen. Ben Cardin and Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, with the support of Sen. Chris Van Hollen. The designation will raise the national and international profile of the region.

Additionally, this heritage area has created the Maryland Rediscovery 400 initiative, with the purpose of telling a more complete history of Maryland and its beginnings, with a focus on descendant populations, African-Americans, and First Peoples.

The third part of the series will be held November 16.

About The Patuxent Partnership

The Patuxent Partnership is a nonprofit member organization that fosters collaboration between government, industry, and academia to advance education through STEM-based initiatives; to advance technology through speaker programs, forums, and networking; to advance science and technology transfer through the exchange of ideas, information, and data related to technologies; and to increase workforce development through an array of initiatives.

To learn more about The Patuxent Partnership and its programs, visit its Leader member page.

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