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When you’re a youngster, a vacation’s success is measured by the number of times you get sloshed, sunburned, pickled, and poked before boarding your return flight. But there comes a time when the debauchery of events such as Black Beach Week must be abandoned for less raunchy forms of recreation. For those who require a waterside getaway where bikini contests are banned and champagne is sipped from flutes, not swigged straight from the magnum, there is Highland Beach. Founded in 1883 by Maj. Charles Douglass, a Civil War vet and the son of Frederick Douglass, the Chesapeake Bay black resort town was the first African-American municipality in the state of Maryland. Once upon a time, it lured the likes of Booker T. Washington, Paul Robeson, Dr. Mary Church Terrell, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. This is one vacation spot where beachcombers don’t go home wondering if their vacation slides will turn up on the Internet. Longtime Highland Beach resident Geneva Hudson will give an end-of-summer lecture chronicling the story of the enclave at 10:30 a.m. at the Anacostia Museum and Center for African-American History and Culture, 1901 Fort Place SE. Free. (202) 633-4870. (Sarah Godfrey)