Hog Yard Heritage Days, Sept. 21-22

RHODESDALE — Sept. 21 and Sept. 2, is Hog Yard Heritage Days two-day event commemorating the recent preservation and dedication of the Wheatley Community House, and the 235th Anniversary of Wheatley Methodist Church. Activities are planned outside in the tranquil “church grove” setting. Some seating will be available under a tented area. Personal lawn chairs […]

City dedicates Tubman mural, ‘Take My Hand’

CAMBRIDGE — It was a time to recognize a painful past, to honor work being done to achieve advancement, and to pray for a prosperous future. “A Day of Resilience” took place on Saturday to dedicate the Harriet Tubman mural titled “Take My Hand,” and to celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to Dorchester’s culture and […]

‘Out of the Box’ exhibit open at SU

SALISBURY —Salisbury University’s Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture has thousands of holdings in its vast collections. Tucked away in boxes and on shelves in a climate-controlled environment, many items are used by researchers, but only a fraction have ever been displayed. “Out of the Box: The Archives at the Nabb […]

Malone’s Church rehab project underway

MADISON — A project has begun to rehabilitate a historic African-American house of worship. Malone’s Church was established by free and enslaved blacks in 1864, and is now found on the Harriett Tubman Underground Railroad Byway Tour, as Stop 8. “For decades before the Civil War, four nearby communities, connected by footpaths through the woods, […]

Tubman Mural Dedication; Day of Resilience

Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the dedication of the Harriet Tubman mural “Take My Hand,” to be held on Sept. 7 at 1 p.m., with the Maryland State Arts Council, artist Michael Rosato, and special guests. The mural is located behind 424 Race St. in Cambridge on an exterior wall of […]

Preserving their community’s stories

Editor’s note: The monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on our Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area partners and how they have supported heritage tourism in Dorchester County with a project funded by either an MHAA grant or a Heritage Area mini-grant. This month’s spotlight shines on the East New Market Heritage Committee, which has been […]

Inspirational Tubman mural on new app

CAMBRIDGE – A new audio driving tour of the Chesapeake Mural Trail on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is now available for free download via mobile app. The audio guide takes travelers on a rolling tour through scenic Dorchester County to view a series of captivating outdoor paintings that include “Take My Hand,” the recently completed Harriet […]

Tubman legacy to be celebrated

CAMBRIDGE — The official dedication and ribbon cutting for the Harriet Tubman Mural, set for Sept. 7, is expected to attract hundreds of participants, including high-ranking officials from African nations. In presentations to the Dorchester County and Cambridge City councils earlier this month, Adrian Holmes and Jermain Anderson of organizers Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation […]

Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show Aug. 2-4

FEDERALSBURG — The Eastern Shore Threshermen & Collectors Association, Inc. will be holding its 59th annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show Aug. 2, 3, 4, at the showgrounds located on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. The show features free admission and free parking and opens at 10 a.m. each day. There will […]

Students invited to enter art and essay contest

CAMBRIDGE — The Dorchester County 350th Anniversary Steering Committee invites students in kindergarten through 12th grade to celebrate Dorchester’s diverse history by creating an essay or artwork that answers or illustrates the following: If you had a time machine and could travel anywhere in Dorchester County’s history, when and where would you go? Why did […]