"Stories of the Shore" Promises Lively Evening at Historic Ker Place in Onancock

(ONANCOCK, VA)—The Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) will host "Stories of the Shore," an evening of original reflections and salty tales, on Friday, May 29, from 6 p.m.-8:15 p.m. at Historic Ker Place, 69 Market Street in Onancock.

Featured will be Joseph Filipowski, Randy Stuart, and Willie Crockett, local scholars and luminaries who share a profound passion for the Bay and the Eastern Shore, and will offer their own unique perspectives drawn from a lifetime of living near the water. The evening promises vibrant historical accounts and personal stories sure to entertain and inspire listeners to take action to restore their local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay.

While showing signs of improvement, the Chesapeake Bay remains an ecosystem degraded and out of balance. As a result, all who live in its watershed should help to implement the Chesapeake Clean Water Blueprint, the regional plan to restore the Bay to health.  

"Stories of the Shore" is a free, family-oriented event. Light refreshments will be provided. Reservations are required due to limited seating. To RSVP or for more information, contact Tatum Ford at tford@cbf.org or call 757/971-0366.

About the Speakers

Joseph Filipowski—Noted area character actor, historian, educator, wooden boat builder, and sailor, Filipowski will take listeners on a journey into the history of the Chesapeake Bay and coastal Virginia as seen through the eyes of Captain John Smith and others.

Randy Stuart—As the education director for the Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society, Stuart will spin yarns from Shore-times past and recount local coastal lore.

Willie Crockett—Born and raised on Tangier Island, Crockett embodies a unique waterman's perspective of the Chesapeake Bay. His distinctive portrayals of the Bay's drama and beauty are magically expressed in his poetry, original reflections, and matchless oil and watercolor artworks.

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