Sophie Hess is a doctoral candidate in American History at the University of Maryland. A fellow at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies and the Maryland Center for History and Culture, her research focuses on the ecological and cultural impact of humans in Maryland’s Patapsco River Valley.
Hollow Ground or “The Hollow” as it was called by its first European settlers, links histories of natural resource extraction and cultural ecology in Maryland’s Patapsco River Valley. In this lecture, participants will learn about the historic flood of 1868 and it’s impact on the region, an event precipitated by aggressive farming, logging, and industrial practices.
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*FREE for Historical Society Members, $5.00 for non-members (online and at the door).
*Free parking is available in the Court House Drive lot, located up the hill at the top of Old Ellicott City, in walking distance from the Museums and former Circuit Court.