Speaker Series

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum hosts a series of free lectures known as the Speaker Series. These lectures are open to the public and cover interesting topics of history and archaeology. All lectures are held on Thursday evenings inside the MAC Lab meeting room from 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm.


​September 19

View the history and horticultural highlights of gardens and parks from all around Maryland through Barbara Glickman’s photography. Locations include Sotterley Plantation. the William Paca House, Historic St. Mary’s City, Cranesville Swamp, Brookside Garden and Cylburn Arboretum amongst many others.

Speaker:  Barbara Glickman

November 21 (note date change)

Augmented Reality:  How we transformed a reality show, The Great Human Race, into  unique teaching and learning opportunity​

The National Geographic series, The Great Human Race, represents an innovative approach to making television by merging reality TV with the interpretation of human evolution and experimental archaeology. Dr. Schindler will share his experience creating and co-starring in this production. 

Speaker:  Bill Schindler


Lectures are sponsored in part by the Friends of JPPM and the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium.

For more information about the topics to be covered this year, check out the flyer.​