‘Voices of Indiantown’ presented to DCHS

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NHPA’s Shirley Jackson’s presentation of “Voices of Indiantown” to the DCHS, with Mitch Anderson accepting.

CAMBRIDGE — The documentary film, “Voices of Indiantown” continues to be popular with historical societies and libraries across Maryland. On Feb. 20, the showing at Federalsburg Historical Society brought together another crowd of interested viewers.

Just recently, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance presented a complimentary copy to the Dorchester County Historical Society for their records. Shirley Jackson who grew up in the Indiantown area presented the film to Mitch Anderson, a volunteer at the Historical Society’s Neild Museum. This professionally filmed and edited project tells the story of growing up in the Indiantown area of Dorchester County as children of sharecroppers in the early to mid-20th century. With interviews of 12 members of the Pinder, Jackson and Robinson families and historic photos the film portrays a way of life on the Eastern Shore that no longer exists with grace and dignity. The film is available for purchase online at www.restorehandsell.org

Continuing its mission of bringing history alive, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance will be holding its 8th Annual Meeting at the Robbins Center of DCHS on Nov. 13 starting at 6:30 p.m. with great refreshments. After a brief update on the history of Handsell, the keynote speaker will be Susan Langley, PhD, Maryland’s State Maritime Archaeologist. She will speak about “What Lies Beneath” the waters of the Chesapeake Bay with all its history, mystery and shipwrecks!

The presentation is sponsored by Rob Davis, CPA and is free and open to the public.

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