Winter Lecture: Rosemary Williams

Date: February 21, 2019

Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Location: 723 2nd Street, Annapolis, MD, USA

“MARITIME ANNAPOLIS: A HISTORY OF WATERMEN, SAILS & MIDSHIPMEN”: LOCAL LORE ABOUT THE BIRTH OF THE GRITTIER SIDE OF ANNAPOLIS

Thursday, February 21 2019 | 7 PM | Admission: $10 (Free for First Mate members and above.)

Please arrive early to get a seat.

Scope of Presentation

Rosemary’s talk will paint a vivid image of Annapolis with tales of violent skirmishes between outlaw oyster poachers, the crabbing rage of the twentieth century, the slight-of-hand trick by the Secretary of Navy that brought the US Naval Academy to Annapolis, and the city’s Golden Age of Sailing. Stunning vintage images that chronicle Annapolis’ history and reveal its residents’ deep connection to the ever-shifting waters will complete her presentation.

About the Presenter

Rosemary Freitas Williams is an award-winning journalist with over thirty years’ experience covering local, national and international news. She is the proud recipient of numerous journalism awards, including a National Emmy for team coverage of the attacks of September 11, 2001. As executive producer of news for MSNBC for several years, Rosemary supervised news coverage of Washington, D.C., and politics for the twenty-four-hour news channel.
Rosemary also served as a presidential appointee, 2009-2019, as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and Assistant Secretary at U.S. Veterans Affairs, consecutively. Rosemary is a member of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the Annapolis Maritime Museum, the Anne Arundel Historical Society, and the Maryland Federation of Art. Rosemary lives in Annapolis, with her husband, John, a retired U.S. Marine, and two not-100%-Labrador retrievers.

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