2020 Day of Resilience: Tubman’s message celebrated in sculpture

CAMBRIDGE — There is struggle against injustice, but there is also triumph over adversity.Organized by Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation, the 2020 Day of Resilience took place Saturday, in honor of African-Americans’ history in Dorchester County and around the nation. The day-long celebration of Black culture began with the unveiling of a sculpture of Harriet […]

Wesley Chapel has served since the 1880s

ANDREWS — Wesley Chapel, known formally as Wesley Methodist Episcopal Church, is located along the road between the Andrews crossroads and Wingate in the Lake District, and it is a distinctive architectural and historical landmark in the area. It is a relatively unaltered late nineteenth century Gothic Revival influenced church. The rectangular main block, similar […]

Blackwater Refuge is site of historic cemetery

GOLDEN HILL — Visitors to Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge sometimes ask about the small cemetery located along the Pollinator Sanctuary Trail, on the left after the fee station along the Wildlife Drive.The cemetery predates the establishment of the Refuge by 119 years, a statement from Friends of Blackwater NWR said last week. Some of the […]

Continuing the traditions of their ancestors

The Dorchester County Tourism Department’s monthly Heritage Partner Spotlight focuses on the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) partners and how they have supported heritage tourism in Dorchester County with a project funded by either a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA) grant or a HCCHA mini-grant. This month’s spotlight shines on the Nause-Waiwash Band […]

Wooden boatbuilding alive and well in Md.

ST. MICHAELS — Enter the working shipyard at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, Md. and you will discover a community of shipwrights and apprentices of different generations working together through a shared appreciation for craftsmanship, resourcefulness and the smell of freshly planed wood. It is a rare sight to see in this […]

Pollitt Bible: Rich in African-American family history

SALISBURY — The Pollitt Family Bible is a gift that keeps on giving for researching the past and engaging with 18th century Black history on Delmarva. One page, recorded next to the beginning of the New Testament, documents the names and birthdays of the children of Titus Pollitt, a statement from the Edward H. Nabb […]

Moore says Dr. King’s mantra still relevant

DOVER — The current conversation around racial injustice for African Americans in the United States is nothing new to the Rev. Dr. John Moore, who has kept Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and message alive through 30 years of portraying the civil rights leader. The Rev. Moore’s tributes to Dr. King and his legacy […]

Hambrooks Light is almost gone

CAMBRIDGE — It may be the maritime community’s equivalent of the once beloved Wye Oak, a 400-year-old-plus landmark that had been around so long, until it fell in a windstorm in June 2002, people just expected it to always be there. Time, too, is running out for the Hambrooks Bar Light, or lighthouse as some […]

Time indoors can be spent on family history

CAMBRIDGE — In unusual times, people sometimes make new choices — like how to spend their time. As long as schedules, both professional and personal, are mixed up, this could be an opportunity to try some new activities.One is genealogy, the study of a family’s history. An advantage in Maryland is the area’s recorded history, […]

Congratulations to Mr. Stevens on his 100th birthday!

CAMBRIDGE — This coming Saturday, Herman Jackson Stevens will turn 100 years old. Well known in this area as a civic and community leader he was also the owner of The Daily Banner. On Saturday friends and family are invited to drive by his home at 21 Algonquin Road to wave, shout or blow their […]