Reginald L. Lewis Museum Explores Eastern Shore Folklife

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Portrait by Ruth Starr Rose (Reginald L. Lewis Museum)
Portrait by Ruth Starr Rose (Reginald L. Lewis Museum)

catch of the day fish (2)Downtown Baltimore will be the gateway to the Eastern Shore at an event on Saturday. The Reginald Lewis Museum is hosting the Eastern Shore Folklife Festival.

The March 19 event is a full afternoon of food, film and closes out with music.

The museum currently has an exhibit providing a look at the work of Ruth Starr Rose, whose work looked at the life of African Americans on the Eastern Shore. The day begins at 1 p.m. with a pair of opportunities to learn more about the rhythms of life that Rose chronicles . Children’s author Carole Boston Weatherford will offer tales of Harriet Tubman’s efforts with the Underground Railroad in the area, and a film screening on sharecroppers.

To help dig into Delmarva cuisine John Shields of Gertrude’s is providing a talk at 2 p.m. that will end with a taste of the food.

To bring the sounds of the peninsula to the city, the Singing and Praying Band of Maryland and Delaware will be onhand.

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Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the editor of Baltimore and an editor-at-large of Baltimore Fishbowl.

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