Local author Jeanne C. Conner will speak on the historical development of the Nanticoke Watershed through the turn of the 20th century in a presentation set for noon July 18 at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, 1003 Greenway Drive, Cambridge, Maryland.

Conner’s interest in the history of the area grew out of finding Native American artifacts. Eventually a book, “Footprints on the Nanticoke,” would be written.

In addition to explaining who settled where, she will share the work and other reasons that drew people to the river. The way that people lived along through the ages, from the Natives, through colonial times, revolutionary times, up until the late 1800s, will be described and discussed.

The presentation is free. Conner will have copies of her book available for sale.

For more, call 410-228-7953.