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 […]

Handsell highlights local cultures

VIENNA — On Saturday, visitors had the chance to get up close and personal with Handell’s past in an annual event known as Chicone Village Day. When visitors first arrive, their eyes are immediately drawn to structures around a brick home that is also called the Handsell House. Handsell House itself was once the home […]

Committee shares ideas for 350th celebration

CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County’s 350th Anniversary Planning Committee has begun laying out programming centered on the theme, “Our Heritage, Our Heart, Our Home,” and the opening of a 50-year-old time capsule. The main event will take place on Sept. 22 during the annual Dorchester Showcase in Cambridge. Preliminary plans call for creating a “heritage village” […]

Tours celebrate history and heritage

CAMBRIDGE — To celebrate Dorchester County’s 350th anniversary, the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area has created a new cell phone app featuring a suite of walking and driving guides that showcase the unique history and heritage of Dorchester County. The Visit Dorchester Audio Tour Guide is free and can be downloaded from the Google […]

Cambridge hosts exhibition construction

CAMBRIDGE – A traveling exhibition being constructed by The Smithsonian found a temporary home in Cambridge in the past week. The exhibition titled, “Men of Change,” which had been designed and prototyped by the Smithsonian Institution, needed space to be assembled prior to going on tour, and the dimensions of the exhibit demanded a fairly […]

Neighborhood revitalization talks are underway

CAMBRIDGE – The City of Cambridge and their partners invite all residents, businesses and stakeholders to the second Community Visioning Meeting on April 6, to provide input and prioritize ideas for the Cambridge Neighborhood Revitalization Plan (the Plan) for the Historic Pine Street District. The meeting will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. […]