Register NOW for Fall Meeting (23 Nov 2019)

Mark Maleski

Greetings SAPFM Members!  This message announces the Chesapeake Chapter's next meeting on Saturday, 23 November at Historic London Town (839 Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037). Pre-registration is required. Register for the meeting via an email to .  List the name of any guests you plan to bring with you.  (The meeting is open to all SAPFM members and first-time guests, subject to space constraints). Due to costs of room rental and the tour, we plan to collect $45 from each attendee; a large turnout brings certain economies, so we'll lower that amount if we have a robust turnout.

London Town was a colonial seaport town founded in 1683. A series of events caused it to decline and disappear by the 19th century, including its non-selection as a tobacco inspection station. It was surpassed by Annapolis and, eventually, Baltimore, as the major seaport serving Maryland. Today, it's operated by the London Town Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, as a 23-acre park. The park includes the London Town Publik House, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark, as well as reconstructed period buildings, a public museum, an archaeology lab, and extensive gardens.

For our meeting, we'll have a guided tour of the William Brown House, the reconstructed carpenter's shop, and other period buildings. The carpenter's shop features a working pole lathe which we'll be able to try out.  The schedule for our day is as follows:
  • 10:00: Intro/check in
  • Historic Area Guided Tours: 10:15-11:45
  • Museum visit (self-guided): 11:45-12:00
  • Catered Lunch: 12:00-12:45
  • Show & Tell: 12:45-1:30
  • Demo: Carving a Trifid Foot Demonstration: 1:30-2:30
  • Additional demos TBA: 2:30-4:00
Other notes:
1.  Let us know if you have a recently completed (or in-process) project that you'd like to present for show-and-tell.  This is a great opportunity to show what you've built and share what you've learned.  These session often prompt meaningful discussions on sources (materials, plans) and methods, so please contribute with a project if you're able.
2. We're seeing additional contributors to round out the in-class phase of the meeting. Please consider what skills, techniques, tips, and tricks you'd like to share with the group.  Reply by email to [email protected] to let us know what you have to demonstrate.
3.  Lunch will be ordered through on-site catering. Please let us know in your registration email any food allergies or other dietary requirements.
I visited Londontowne a couple of weeks ago, lots of nice period furniture and quite accessible to view and inspect.  The carpenter's shop will be a nice treat, too.