Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's Lecture Series
November 17, 2019
"Storm Warning: Hurricane Katrina and Its Aftermath
Sunday, November 17
4:00 - 5:30 pm Lecture
Charles Chesnutt, Esq.,
New Orleans Historian
A human disaster story and the struggle for survival. Re-visit the devastation and aftermath of one of the nation's worst hurricanes through the eyes of a local expert.
Limited seating. Advance tickets recommended.
Charles Chesnutt attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and earned a degree in history from the University of Texas and a Law Degree from Southern Methodist University (including a term at Oxford University). He practiced law for 5 years before deciding to live life away from a desk. Against his parents’ wishes, Charles joined the crew of the Paddlewheeler Creole Queen in 2015. Two years later, he is one of the most highly acclaimed tour guides in the region. An avid outdoorsman, Charles enjoys hiking and camping in his spare time.
For twelve years, the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation's annual Lecture Series has brought world-class scholars and speakers to the greater Delaware community as part of our mission "to preserve and promote the cultural and maritime heritage of Delaware and the Delaware Valley for the education and enrichment of all."
Courtesy NOAA – satellite image taken of Hurricane Katrina at peak intensity in the Gulf of Mexico on August 28, 2005.
Courtesy U.S. Coast Guard, August 29, 2005.
Did you know: That Dutch sailors made up a majority of the crew on Kalmar Nyckel's first voyage to Delaware?