Frederick Douglass Day is October 23 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Enjoy 18 acres of beautiful waterfront at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and celebrate Talbot County's favorite son, Frederick Douglass. Proceeds benefit the Frederick Douglass Memorial at the Talbot County Courthouse in Easton, MD.

St. Michaels, MD, August 14, 2010 --( The Frederick Douglass Honor Society of Easton, MD and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) will host Frederick Douglass Day from 10am to 4pm on October 23, 2010 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels.

Frederick Douglass was born into slavery along the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland in approximately 1818 and died in 1895 in Washington, DC. After escaping slavery, he became an abolitionist, author, editor and diplomat. Following the Civil War, he worked on behalf of equal rights for freedmen, and held multiple public offices. His classic autobiography, "Life and Times of Frederick Douglass," is one of the best known accounts of American slavery. He had five children and was married twice.

Come learn more about Talbot County’s favorite son and enjoy regional food, music, and educational exhibits. All proceeds will fund the Frederick Douglass Memorial on the Talbot County Courthouse lawn in Easton, MD.

Adults $10; children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, contact Pam Black at 410-770-3751 or visit

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Tracey Munson