Artifacts from Fork District to be shared

CAMBRIDGE — The first residents of the county, Native Americans, made their homes in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans and Africans. Their history will be the subject of a talk on Feb. 26. Early Dorchester County land records reflect the efforts that the white settlers went to in order […]

Remembering Dorchester, Feb. 5, 2020

From the pages of the Banner 25 years ago Antwan Lake was selected as the Student of the Month in the Maryland’s Tomorrow Program. He was selected by teacher recommendations based upon attendance, behavior, grades and participation in school and community activities. He is in the 10th grade at Cambridge-South Dorchester High School, taking the […]

‘Blacks of the Chesapeake’ featured on Feb. 9

CAMBRIDGE — For more than a dozen years, the Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance has been building an organization committed to the history of three cultures — Native People, African-Americans and European settlers — that once lived in what is known as Indiantown, just north of Vienna in Dorchester County. At that location, visitors will find […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 22, 2020

Taken from the pages of the Banner 25 years ago — Members of Bethel AME Church held their 11th annual Poor Man’s Supper last Saturday. The event was to commemorate the birth of civil rights leader the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. It is traditionally held on the first Saturday following his birthday. The theme […]

Remembering Dorchester, Jan. 15, 2020

Meet the ladies of the “Mes Amies Social and Literary Club” in the historic Pine Street community of Cambridge. “Mes Amies” is French for “My Friends,” of course. The group was probably similar to the friends-and-neighbors book clubs that so many folks belong to nowadays, though these ladies seemed to like getting a little more […]

Cambridge history seen in two iconic chimneys

CAMBRIDGE — It looks like a giant hawk’s nest, made with pieces of netting, boards, railings, buckets, rope and cable. Situated atop a growing tower of brick, now 75 feet high, a crew works to restore an iconic Cambridge landmark, the twin chimneys of the once famous Phillips Packing House. The chimneys, and an attached […]

Heritage Area seeks time capsule recipients

CAMBRIDGE — You may have a message or treasure from a long lost Dorchester County relative waiting for you! During the county’s 350th Anniversary Celebration in September, officials opened a 50-year-old time capsule filled with letters, small packages and mementos from 1969. Many were addressed to “heirs,” “descendants” or the “future generation.” Over the past […]

Hastings Garage: 60 years of service

EAST NEW MARKET – As a lifelong farmer in Dorchester County I have had the opportunity to meet many individuals and families that were engaged in the business of providing agricultural services to the farm community. Some were much better than others but generally the farmers were well-served by the businessmen that made up the […]

Remembering Dorchester, Dec. 25, 2019

A photo taken on Taylors Island in approximately 1908, very near to James Island, give a sense of the lifestyle of the era, showing the Keene family and their home. According to Pat Neild, this home was located at the north end of Taylors Island, farther north of where Mulberry Grove is located. The house […]

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