Lecture at Historic St. Mary’s City – Revealing Richard Orchard: Insights on a 17th Century Ship Master

Event Details

Event Date



Contact Info

Contact Person Phone Number Email

Join HSMC staff member Marlee Putnam for this free lecture centered on Richard Orchard; master of the ship Dove that came to Maryland in 1634. Recent research has uncovered evidence of Orchard making five transatlantic crossings throughout the 1630s, revealing information about him as a person and as an expert mariner. By creating a microhistory out of this new information, Richard Orchard can be placed in a unique facet of maritime history, lending agency to men like him that spearheaded trade and travel between England and the New World throughout the 17th century.