Water moves us to…document our heritage!

CAMBRIDGE — In preparation for the Smithsonian Institution’s Water/Ways exhibit, which will open this fall at the Dorchester Center for the Arts, exhibit planners are developing a companion exhibit that showcases Dorchester’s own water stories. Photographer Jill Jasuta is working with the Water/Ways Steering Committee to document Dorchester County’s water stories in photographs and video. […]

Smokestack repair begins at Factory F

CAMBRIDGE — No, unlike the Walls of Jericho, the iconic PPC smokestacks are not tumbling down, they are being repaired. Due to their age and deterioration, the bad parts are being taken off, but will be replaced to resemble the original structure. The one on the left, has been relieved of its bad parts and […]

Remembering Dorchester, June 26, 2019

From the pages of the Banner 50 years ago Meeting the people of the United States and in school is the most memorable part of the year now ending for foreign exchange student Elfi Bauer. She will be leaving her American family, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harper of Secretary tomorrow. Elfi has many memories that […]

Kalmar Nyckel brings history to Dorchester

CAMBRIDGE — Delaware’s tall ship, the Kalmar Nyckel, spent the weekend at Long Wharf, welcoming visitors for tours. The ship is a replica of a vessel that helped settle the colony of New Sweden in the Delaware Valley in 1638. “We’re keeping alive the lost art of square-rig sailing,” Capt. Sharon Dounce said. “We help […]

Dr. Stagg recounts Normandy Invasion

CAMBRIDGE — The 75th anniversary of the Normandy Invasion during the Second World War, also known as D-Day, was recalled in a presentation by Dr. Paul Stagg at a meeting of the Cambridge Rotary Club on June 6. Dr. Stagg showed maps and photos of the sea-borne invasion in 1944, which brought American, British and […]

Tubman conference meets 10th year

CAMBRIDGE — The 10th Annual Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference was held at Chesapeake College’s Cambridge branch on May 31 and June 1, attracting visitors and experts from around the country to discuss the life and legacy of “The Moses of her People.” This year’s theme was “It Ran on Faith,” a nod to the […]

Mace’s Lane HS renovation seeks support

CAMBRIDGE — Mace’s Lane High School was a pillar of the African-American community during the days of segregation. It went on to become an integrated middle school, and was eventually replaced by a more modern building on the same property. But part of the old, red-brick structure is still there, and plans are being made […]

Nabb recalls Dorchester’s logging heritage

Over the historical timeline for Dorchester County, the lumber industry has played as big a role in the county’s development as any economic force located here. In the early years everything depended on the availability of the natural resource of timber. Forests provided the lumber used to build the houses, heat the homes and fuel […]

Community invited to ‘Walk its halls for the last time’

HURLOCK — In the fall of 1954, several communities closed their small-town high schools and consolidated into the brand-new North Dorchester High School. The first class graduated in 1955. Since then, NDHS has touched the lives of tens of thousands of North Dorchester Countians. In a few weeks the “Class of 2019” will mark the […]

Second audio tour released for cell phone app

CAMBRIDGE – The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area has released a second audio tour focused on Downtown Cambridge for the Visit Dorchester cell phone app. The new tour is part of the suite of audio tours that the heritage area has created to showcase the unique history and culture of Dorchester County during its […]