2014 Speaker Series:
[3rd Thurs. of the mo., Sept. - May
7pm at Mathews Maritime Museum]
Dec. 11 - Mr. Charlie Finley will present a slide show of his 9 day raft trip thru the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River... the geology of the Canyon and early attempts by first explorers to navigate the 126 rapids. An experienced wilderness traveler, some of his earlier trips include a 155 mile ten day canoe paddle on the Allagash River in Maine with his wife, Brenda, and an 11 day canoe trip on Isle Royale in Lake Superior that involved a sequence of paddling, portaging, paddling and camping each day.
Charlie and Brenda are part time residents of Mathews. Brenda has taught pottery classes at the Bay School for the past 10 years, and Charlie serves as the Treasurer for the Middle Peninsula Land Trust. Through his office in Richmond he is an editor and book publisher.
The public is invited to enjoy this presentation on Thursday, Dec 11th. at 7 PM, at the MMF Museum, 482 Main St. Mathews Court House, VA.
Nov. 20 - Sea-level Rise by Carl Hobbs, Emeritus Professor of Marine Science. Having retired after over 40 yrs. at the VIMS, is the author or co-author of over 50 peer-reviewed publications.
Dr. Hobbs will review what we mean by sea-level rise, how and why it changes on time scales of seconds to millennia, and how we determine what sea level has been. He will discuss the projections for sea level during the next century and some of the available, practical responses to the physical threat of higher water levels.
Annual Mathews Christmas Parade
Dec. 13, 2014, 1pm. Peggy's original pilothouse will be there, this year carrying a special guest... Santa!