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Eastern Shore Folklife Festival at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

3/18/2016, 6 a.m.
The public is invited to join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for a day full of activities and presentations celebrating ...
The Singing and Praying Band of Maryland and Delaware will perform at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, 2016 during the Eastern Shore Folklife Festival at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum located at 830 East Pratt Street in Baltimore City. (Courtesy Photo/RFL)

The public is invited to join the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for a day full of activities and presentations celebrating the culture of Maryland’s Eastern Shore region on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Activities include presentations from acclaimed chef and food writer, John Shields, owner of Gertrude's at the Baltimore Museum of Art, for a talk on Chesapeake regional cooking along with a food tasting; a performance by the Singing and Praying Band of Maryland and Delaware, named a 2014 National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment of the Arts; a film screening of Voices of Indiantown followed by a discussion with the descendants of the families of sharecroppers growing up in rural Dorchester County; and a reading of Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom by children’s author Carole Boston Weatherford. The festival is in conjunction with the exhibition Ruth Starr Rose: Revelations of African American Life in Maryland and the World.

Eastern Shore Folklife Festival Event Schedule:

1:00 p.m. — Voices of Indiantown Film Screening and Discussion with

Eastern Shore descendants of sharecroppers

1:30 p.m. — Storytelling with children's author Carol Boston Weatherford

of Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom

2:00 p.m. — Food Conversations and tasting with Chef and Food Writer

John Shields

3:30 p.m. — Musical Presentation by the Singing and Praying Band of

Maryland and Delaware