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Discovering Benjamin Henry Latrobe

Please join us for this alternative offering of our traditional Francis Scott Key Lecture Series.

FSK from Home

A Conversation with Jean Baker, PhD, and Martina Kado, PhD

Born in England and educated in Germany, Benjamin Latrobe arrived in the United States in 1796 and soon was providing the new republic with canals, water systems, and, most famously, buildings. Learn about his contributions to American society and the challenges that arose in his private and public life.

Dr. Jean Harvey Baker is professor emerita at Goucher College, where she was Bennet-Harwood Professor of History. She received her PhD from Johns Hopkins University and is the author of 11 books, including her most recent book, Building America: The Life of Benjamin Henry Latrobe. Dr. Martina Kado is MCHC’s Director of Publications and editor of the Maryland Historical Magazine, in publication since 1906. Martina joined the MCHC with an international background in maritime literature research, university teaching in the fields of literary and cultural studies, and 15 years’ experience in writing, editing, and translation.

This virtual program is free and open to all audiences. Registration is required. After registering for the program, attendees will receive an automated confirmation email with connection instructions.

Help us continue providing free virtual programming by donating to our FSK from Home giving challenge by selecting a contribution amount before registering. The FSK from Home giving challenge supports MCHC’s 2020 free virtual programming. Our goal is to raise $5,000 “from home.” Funds raised will directly support our costs associated with putting on these stellar programs, including speaker fees and virtual platform subscriptions.