"Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake Bay"

10.21.2023 04:00 - 07:00
Robert Teagle


Join Chesapeake historian and author Kate Livie at the 2023 John H. Hunt II Chesapeake History Forum as she shares stories of money, mayhem and murder from the Oyster Wars. For 50 years following the Civil War to the turn of the century, oystermen and packing houses profited off the bounty of the Bay in a great oyster gold rush that created cities, sparked conflict, and transformed the Chesapeake's economy and culture. From shanghaied immigrant deck hands "paid off by the boom" to skipjack-and-Fishery Force gun battles on the Chester River, Livie will explore the fascinating history of the Bay's wildest era.

Enjoy fresh oysters, handcrafted cocktails and a light supper at this special evening of Chesapeake history!

Tickets $60: Oyster Wars