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Winter Lecture Series: Servitude and Enslavement - Laboring in a Tobacco Economy

Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Location: O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern, 113 Main Street

Time: Lecture, 10:30 am; Lunch, 11:30 am

To be a successful tobacco planter, Chesapeake settlers soon realized the need for inexpensive labor. At first, they relied largely on indentured servants, but wealthier planters turned to enslaved labor as soon as they had the means to obtain it. While most servants and enslaved men and women shared similar work, in all other respects their lives were markedly different. HA Historian Jean Russo’s presentation will look at how tobacco shaped a labor system that permeated all aspects of colonial life. 

Advanced registration required.

New Year, New Location!
Our 2020 Winter Lecture Series will be held at O'Brien's Oyster Bar and Seafood Tavern at 113 Main Street. This 200-year-old building has a colonial-styled ballroom and dining accommodations to create a unique experience. This lecture will be held downstairs in an accessible space.

We're pleased to offer an all-inclusive meal option with each lecture this year. Pre-purchase your lunch when you register for this lecture and enjoy an enlightening morning with Historic Annapolis.


Cost: $10 General Admission; $5 for HA Members/Volunteers; Free for HA Docents. Add $12 for Pre-Paid Lunch (includes one meal option below, iced tea, coffee or hot tea, tax, and gratuity).
 
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February 12, 2020 Menu Options:

Option A - French Dip Sandwich (Classic with au jus, horseradish)
Option B - Supreme Burger (Black Angus with crispy onions, mushrooms, lettuce, tomato, pickles, provolone, and sweet O'Brien's sauce)
Option C - Cup of French Onion Soup with Spinach Salad (house spinach dressing, parmigiana cheese, mushrooms, and croutons)

All menu options include iced tea and coffee or hot tea.

 

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