Jay Meredith to speak of family history Nov. 18

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The Bucktown Store is part of the family property, and history, in Dorchester County.

CAMBRIDGE — On Nov. 18, Jay Meredith will share his family history, including research, stories and connections to property and place. This event will be held at the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester and is the Genealogy Lunch offering for the month of November. It will begin at noon and run until 1 p.m. or later.

Mr. Meredith’s research and interest in local and family history goes back decades. His Meredith family has resided in Dorchester since 1668, making them one of the earliest county families. Jay and his wife Susan have worked tirelessly to preserve Dorchester heritage, so that locals and visitors alike can enjoy the views and stories.

The Bucktown Village Store, related to the Harriet Tubman story, is operated by a nonprofit that Jay established and is open for tour. The couple has recently completed private restoration to their home — the Big House — that dates back in Jay’s family for generations.

The public is encouraged to attend and admission is free. The Heritage Museums are operated by the Dorchester County Historical Society which is a qualified nonprofit and located at 1003 Greenway Drive off of Maryland Avenue East in Cambridge.

For more information call 410-228-7953 or e-mail dchs@verizon.net.

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