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 […]

CBMM shipwrights to restore oldest existing log canoe

ST. MICHAELS — This winter, shipwrights at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, will take on the restoration of a subject they’re all too familiar with — a Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoe. Part of CBMM’s small craft collection, Glide is a three-log canoe believed to have been built c. 1864 at Town […]

Time capsule will be sealed for 2069

CAMBRIDGE — Inspired by the time capsule that was sealed 50 years ago and opened with great fanfare in September during the 350th Anniversary Celebration in September, the Heritage Area and 350th Anniversary Committee are continuing the tradition. They have been busy collecting and curating bits of history from organizations throughout Dorchester County, for inclusion […]

New 50-year capsule contents are displayed

CAMBRIDGE – The Dorchester County 350th Anniversary Committee and Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area invite the public to a time capsule celebration from 1-4 p.m. on Dec. 18 at the Dorchester Visitor Center at Sailwinds Park as they prepare to launch a new era and a new 50-year time capsule to be opened in […]

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