Winter Speaker Series - Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing CompanyName: Winter Speaker Series - Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing CompanyDate: February 15, 2018Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM ESTEvent Description:
Screening of the Tilghman Watermen’s Museum’s film, “Til-Made: Remembering the Tilghman Packing Company,” a history of the Tilghman Packing Co., on Tilghman Island, Maryland, as told by island residents and those who worked there. A facilitated community conversation by Tilghman residents who remember the packing company’s heyday to follow.
Winter 2018 Speaker Series: Picked, Packed and Shipped: Tomato Canning in the Chesapeake
Long before refrigeration made crabs the juggernaut of the summer canning season, the tomato was the warm-weather king of Chesapeake packing houses — and the counterpart to the mighty wintertime oyster harvest. In our four-part series, explore the fascinating ways that canning transformed the Chesapeake’s industry, culture, community, and agricultural landscape of the 19th and 20th centuries through lectures, objects, films, and community conversations.