June 25 event to celebrate John Creighton, poet and historian

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CAMBRIDGE — On June 25, the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester is pleased to host selected readings of John J. Creighton’s poetry that speaks to the lives of watermen and farm laborers of the Eastern Shore. Very few people knew that John was a poet and many of his poems were published in American literary magazines such as “The Southern Review,” “Shenandoah” and the “Shoremen, An Anthology of Eastern Shore Prose and Verse,” just to name few.

Prelude to the evening’s events, at 5:30 p.m., a video tribute to John J. Creighton, produced by Robin Caudell, will be shown. The poetry reading program will start at 6 p.m., for your enjoyment, with special reflection of memories of John, shared by several of his colleagues.

The audience will gather in the Robbins Heritage Center at the Heritage Museums campus where several selections of John’s poetry will be read by retired English teacher, poet and waterman, Fred Pomeroy. To completely celebrate John Creighton’s birthday, guests will be treated to cake and ice cream.

This event is free and open to the public. The Heritage Museums are located at 1003 Greenway Drive in Cambridge. Please join us for these inspiring events of celebration of John’s contributions to this community.

For more information, please contact 410-228-7953 or e-mail dchs@verizon.net. Other sponsors of this event are: Harriet Tubman/Community History Interpreted Project, the Harriet Tubman Organization, Dorchester County Tourism and the Harrisville-Malone Cemetery Committee.

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