Sat, Mar 09|
Poolesville Old Town Hall
Riverworks Storytellers Series: Indigenous Peoples of the Potomac Piedmont
Professor and Writer Christine Rai shares her experience diving into the history of indigenous groups native to Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve. Image: Piscataway Conoy Tribe flag (Via Piscataway Conoy Tribe official website)
Time & Location
Mar 09, 2024, 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Poolesville Old Town Hall , 19933 Fisher Ave, Poolesville, MD 20837, USA
About the event
The lands and waterways of what is now Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve have been used for hunting, fishing, farming, and homes for millennia, though it is a challenge to learn about the experiences and history of its indigenous peoples. Join local professor, writer, and public historian Christine Rai who will be sharing her story of how and what she has uncovered about the Ag. Reserve’s original residents, which she will present in Poolesville's old town hall, courtesy of the Historic Medley District of Montgomery County. RSVP is not required for attendance.
This free event is a part of a larger project Christine is leading with Riverworks: The Indigenous Peoples of the Potomac Piedmont Community Roundtable Project.
Riverworks invites artists and writers to explore a deeper understanding of Maryland's native peoples, led by Christine Rai. Participants will use curated resources and site visits to inspire a final artwork or creative writing piece inspired by the history and culture of the Ag Reserve’s original inhabitants. Participants have full freedom to define the medium and format of their final work.
The Indigenous Peoples of the Potomac Piedmont Community Roundtable project has been financed in part with funds from Heritage Montgomery and Montgomery County Government, and in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.