Speaker Spotlight: John R. Wennersten

Dr. John R. Wennersten is the author of nine books focusing on history and environmental studies including, “The Chesapeake: An Environmental Biography”, “Global Thirst: Water and Society in the 21st Century”, “Anacostia: The Death and Life of an American River” and “The Historic Waterfront of Washington, D.C.” published last year.

He is a professor emeritus of American History at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore, and a member of the board of directors for the Anacostia Watershed Society.  Previously, Dr. Wennersten was a senior fellow in Environmental History at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History, a former participant in the Maryland Humanities Council Speakers Bureau, and a past associate editor for the Maryland Historical Magazine.  His book, and the subject of SRPT’s oyster program in October, “The Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake Bay” received the Maryland Writers Prize for nonfiction.

Author John Wennersten
Author John Wennersten

A resident of Washington, D. C. SRPT is delighted to host Dr. Wennersten on October 11th at the Port Tobacco Courthouse from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

This event has been canceled

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