Daybreak on the Tred Avon River at the Port of Easton, Maryland on the Delmarva Peninsula.

Explore Chesapeake Heritage

Listen to Carlisle’s Chesapeake podcast series of historical Black American journeys. Dr. Mark Leone will lead the series off with his anthropological work on The Hill in Easton, Maryland, one of America’s oldest free Black communities according to the first Federal census done in 1790.

Frederick Douglass is from Talbot County; Easton is its seat. Douglass returned to The Hill after the Civil War to dedicate the Asbury United Methodist Church and the Bethel AMEC Church, anchors in the community.

CARLISLE’S CHESAPEAKE

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the U.S.  From these fertile shores – Washington, D.C. and Baltimore on the west and the Delmarva Peninsula on the east – we broadcast Chesapeake history, culture and its environment.

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CARLISLE FLOWERS

My garden history journey began when I had my own floral business.  My interest was piqued after reading about the DuPont family interest in botany which they brought from France to the Delaware shores – what a legacy they created!

& Nemours Mansion & Gardens has completed a $39,000,000 restoration and re-opened the gates to its majestic landscape. This mammoth reconstruction was done over a three year period utilizing world-class conservators and craftspeople who worked on excavations, landscaped the formal gardens, drained and repaired the 800,000 gallon reflecting pool, replaced electrical systems, and refurbished statues, […]

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Discover the Stories Behind Washington’s Lush Trees The Cleveland Park Neighborhood Library, Washington, D.C. Free Program What stories do the trees in your neighborhood tell? Are any of them willow oaks? If so, Thomacelebrate earth day with melanie choukas-bradleys Jefferson, who designed and executed the first D.C. street tree planting on record, would have loved […]

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Noteworthy

Here is the catch-all for more travel, psychology, art, food … Enjoy!

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