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Free Lecture - 150th Anniversary of the Oyster Navy

Date and Time:

Wednesday, June 20, 12:00pm


Maryland State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401 Directions to the Archives

Attend a free lecture

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Oyster Navy in Maryland. In commemoration, our June guest speaker is Lt. Greg Bartles who will discuss the history of the Natural Resources Police which began in 1868 as the State Oyster Police Force. Lt. Bartles has served over 30 years with the Maryland Natural Resources Police. In addition to his law enforcement duties, he also has served as the Agency historian. He was instrumental in the purchase of the historic Oyster Wars cannon used by the State Oyster Police Force from 1868 to 1891 and often displayed throughout the state, and his passion for DNR history led to the collection of the many documents, photographs, publications and artifacts which he will discuss with us as he shares this important maritime history. Please join us! All are welcome! Please plan to attend! Feel free to bring both your lunch and any questions you may have!

Registration: Please email or call Emily Oland Squires to RSVP to this free event at or 410-260-6443.

Please note: A valid photo ID is required to enter the Archives building.

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