Founded in 1706 on the banks of the Chester River, Chestertown, Maryland, has been described as an “architectural tour de force.” Most of the homes, built in the 18th and 19th centuries, had at one time been the residences of watermen and seafarers, and many of these homes have since been expanded and adapted to today’s lifestyle.
As election season nears, we will watch politically-related movies and discuss the intersection of Hollywood and real life. Plan to watch one assigned movie at home each week and to join open-minded discussion in class.
The Lower East side was the traditional home to immigrants from every ethnic group who journeyed to America - from the Irish and Germans, to the Eastern European Jews and Italians, to the newer populations of Hispanics and Asians.
Travel with us to the fashion capital, New York City, to experience different visions of style and design. First we’ll see the Costume Institute’s Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Enjoy the beautiful fall foliage as we drive through the Hudson Valley to the Culinary Institute of America, the premier training school for aspiring chefs. We start with a guided tour of the Institute, overlooking the Hudson River, and then dine in the American Bounty Restaurant whose menu focuses on the seasons and products of the Hudson Valley.
What if you could no longer speak for yourself? How do you want to spend the last days, weeks or hours of your life? We will review a standard Living Will/Advanced Directive form, go over terminology and explanations.
What do you know about our country’s own music? Gain a new perspective on American history by listening to and learning about American popular, sacred, and serious art music from the Colonial Era through the 1920’s.