Maryland State Archives' Traveling Exhibit Program

Colonial Encounters in the Chesapeake:
The Natural World of Native Americans, Europeans and Africans, 1585-1800

Theme: The interaction of the inhabitants and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay watershed with the settlers, plants, animals and diseases of Europe and Africa, from the first encounter until the beginning of the industrial age in the early 19th century.

Format: Six full-color panels with images and text mounted on wooden columns. Each panel is 8' wide x 4' high and the overall height of the exhibit is about 7'6". For smaller spaces, the panels can be mounted back-to-back on the columns, making only three units, rather than six. Panels can also be mounted on the wall on brackets.

Panel Themes:

Rental Fee: $750 for a minimum period of six weeks. Fee includes delivery, set up, break down, and removal. Also included is a supply of brochure booklets.

One Hour Slide Lecture: $250

Project sponsors:

Project funding: Contact: Mimi Calver, Director of Exhibits, (410) 260-6444 or e-mail:

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