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Free Lecture - The Church of England and Tobacco Economy in Colonial Maryland

Date and Time:

Wednesday, July 11, 12:00pm


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

Attend a free lecture

Franklin A. Robinson, Jr. is an Archives Specialist at the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution. Mr. Robinson will join us to discuss his latest book, Faith & Tobacco, and the archival research that went into its publication. His presentation, Monkeys in a Toy Shop: The Church of England in Colonial Maryland and the Stinking Weed that Supported I, briefly explores the establishment, politics, and maintenance of the Church of England in colonial Maryland and its uneasy yet lucrative relationship to the colony’s tobacco industry. Please join us! All are welcome! 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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