10th Annual Gilbert Byron Day to be Observed on October 8

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The Gilbert Byron House. Photograph by George Hatcher

The tenth annual Gilbert Byron Day will be observed on Sunday, October 8 during the annual Pickering Creek Harvest Hoedown.  In addition to the many other family oriented activities of the day, visitors will have the opportunity to visit Byron’s home. The small self-built house, pictured above, has been relocated from San Domingo Creek near St. Michaels to the Pickering Creek Audubon Center where it is undergoing restoration. With only his pet dogs for companions, Byron spent nearly half of his life in this house. It was here that he produced what is likely the largest collection of writing about the Chesapeake and Delaware Bay Regions authored by a single person. His published work includes 14 books; scores of poems; more than 170 short stories and general interest articles; and over 2,000 area newspaper columns.

During the Hoedown, the Gilbert Byron house will be open to visitors where they will have to opportunity to learn about the life and literary work of this “Voice of the Chesapeake.” Information: gilberbyron.orgpickeringcreek.audubon.org/about-us

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