Connecting a Community of Lifelong Learners
Live. Learn. Share.
Discover Chesapeake Forum
Chesapeake Forum is a cooperative of lifelong learning, with courses planned, run, and led by dedicated volunteer faculty. Chesapeake Forum is open to everyone who wishes to learn, and welcomes anyone willing to listen and discuss a myriad of topics with an open mind and a respectful curiosity for the views of others.
To make lifelong learning an integral part of Maryland's Eastern Shore culture.
Chesapeake Forum, an Academy for Lifelong Learning, provides affordable courses and discussions on a wide variety of topics for people of all ages and backgrounds where ideas are shared with civility and mutual respect.
With a continuously changing curriculum, Chesapeake Forum offers sessions on current events, science, literature, history, art, music, and writing along with outdoor courses on birding, ecology, and much more. There is also an occasional trip to museums or historic sites.
Chesapeake Forum has a long history as an Academy for Lifelong Learning here on the Eastern Shore
We started out at the Maritime Museum simply as an A-L-L in 2001 and in the Fall of 2019 broke off on our own as Chesapeake Forum. Take a look at the course listing from 2001 to today! It shows both the depth of the courses we have offered over the years, as well as the growth we have experienced as we reach a growing number of Lifelong Learners across the Eastern Shore.
A NOTE FROM THE PRESIDENT'S DESK
you asked, we listened!
We have created an online calendar with every course session shown for your easy reference! Click the button below to see for yourself!
(You can also access the calendar easily in the header of our website from anywhere you happen to be.)
Our Library of Course Recordings is available FREE OF CHARGE to anyone wishing to learn
Registration is required to access the course recording links. Your Registration Confirmation/Receipt from Chesapeake Forum will have the YouTube links for the course session(s). Check your SPAM folder if you don’t see it immediately after registering. If you want to be on our mailing list for the Course Offering mailer that goes out prior to each semester, be sure to include your full mailing address when registering.
Help Support Our Mission and Vision
Your contribution allows Chesapeake Forum to continue connecting Eastern Shore community members by offering affordable courses, discussions, presentations, field trips, and events that encompass diverse topics.
The Chesapeake Forum Fund is a component fund of the Mid-Shore Community Foundation, a public 501(c)(3) charity. Contributions to the Fund support the lifelong learning program and are fully tax-deductible as allowable by law.
Donate online below, or mail a check to Chesapeake Forum/MSCF, 102 East Dover St, Easton, MD 21601
Become a Faculty Member
Chesapeake Forum welcomes anyone willing to share their knowledge, experience, or passion. If you are interested in leading a Chesapeake Forum course, please complete the online course proposal form via the link provided below.