‘History of the Sassafras’ set for Nov. 3 in Georgetown
GEORGETOWN — The Sassafras River Association has announced a new fundraising program, the “History of the Sassafras,” that take place Thursday, Nov. 3, at The Granary Restaurant in Georgetown.
The keynote speaker will be historian Mike Dixon, who will share narratives from the Colonial era to the 20th century, while facilitating a dialogue with area residents for an engaging community conversation.
The narrative will focus on the Sassafras River and the surrounding areas in Kent and Cecil counties. It will start with Native Americans and the arrival of Europeans, and covers the War of 1812, the era of the steamboats and the tourism trade that followed, and much more.
Participants are encouraged to recount any first or second-hand stories they have about the Sassa- fras River and the history that surrounds it.
Dixon specializes in community studies and social history. He teaches as an adjunct professor of history at various area universities and colleges. He has appeared on the “Today Show,” Maryland Public Television and other programs, as well as being in different magazines like National Geographic and Southern Living.
The “History of the Sassafras” will start at 7 p.m. and is free and open to the public. Coffee and dessert will be available.
Donations are kindly suggested at the door. For those guests who would like to dine beforehand, The Granary has offered to donate 20 percent of dinner sales to the SRA. A coupon is required.
For more information, call 410275-1400 or visit www.sassafras river.org.