Star Democrat, “Douglass park plans to be discussed at library” (Easton, January 9, 2020)

Douglass park plans to be discussed at library

QUEEN ANNE — Dr. Barbara Paca will discuss her plans for the new park on the Tuckahoe River dedicated to Talbot County’s most famous native son, Frederick Douglass, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Talbot County Free Library.

In addition to her professional degree in landscape architecture, Paca has a Ph.D. from Princeton and is a past recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship. She holds a post at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J.

Paca is the only American landscape architect ever awarded an Order of the British Empire, and she serves as a commissioner on America’s first Commission of African American History and Culture.

Paca is based in Oxford, New York City and Paris, where she is the principal of Preservation Green LLC.

All library programs are free and open to the public. Patrons do not need to pre-register to attend this program. For more information, call the library at 410-822-1626, or visit



initial review of Dickson Preston research note cards @ Maryland Room of Easton Branch of the Talbot County Free Library

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I’ve heard chatter about the elusive and treasured research note cards of legendary Eastern Shore historian John Creighton but have seen no evidence of their existence as potential sources of research into the Lost History of Frederick Douglass on the Eastern Shore.

We recently took time to make a preliminary review of the research note cards of enigmatic historian Dickson Preston which are held within the collections of the Maryland Room of the Talbot County Free Library in Easton, Maryland.

It is evident in a cursory review of the cards that Preston had unanswered questions during his research into Young Frederick Douglass: The Maryland Years that today remain cold cases.

Historian as detective we are here to follow the trail already blazed and body forth a new trail.