From the pages of The Banner 25 years ago Karen Meyer, of Cambridge, who recently returned from a 10-day stay as a Christian missionary in Jamaica, said her life was changed forever when she saw a different side of the tropical island paradise than that usually seen by American tourists. Miss Meyer’s trip was arranged […]

Researchers looking for Bayly descendants

CAMBRIDGE — The unassuming and slightly dilapidated structure behind the grand Bayly House at 207 High St. in Cambridge could be quite a historically significant little building. As such, historians are requesting assistance from the public with an essential element of their research — finding descendants of the families and enslaved peoples who lived on […]

58th Annual Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show

FEDERALSBURG — The 58th Annual Old-Time Wheat Threshing, Steam & Gas Engine Show will be held Aug. 3 through 5 on Rt. 313 between Denton and Federalsburg. See in action: Steam engines, wheat threshers, antique cars, antique tractors, gas engines, miniature steam train, shingle sawing, miniature sawmill, steam models, sawmill, broommaking, basketmaking, rock crusher, blacksmith […]

Bayly House Slave Cabin research project

CAMBRIDGE — Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) staff are working with the owner of the Bayly House Slave Cabin on High Street in Cambridge on preservation and restoration opportunities. Dorchester County Tourism Director Amanda Fenstermaker and HCCHA Manager Julie Gilberto-Brady met with Matthew Daw, from Simpson Gumpertz & Heger, earlier last month to […]

From the pages of The Banner 50 years ago The most expensive construction project ever undertaken by the town of Hurlock is nearing completion. It is the $1.25 million sewer system that will serve the town plus four of its major industries. After months of digging, clearing land and installing pipe, the project is about […]

Hogan visits monument in North Dorchester

HURLOCK — Governor Larry Hogan came to North Dorchester on June 20 to visit the voting freedom monument located on MD Route 16 just south of Preston. The monument commemorates the 10 county men who worked to change the voting system in Dorchester County from an at-large system to a district representative system. With his […]

Maryland Ave. banners recall county’s fallen

CAMBRIDGE — Motorists on Maryland Avenue have observed five blue banners in recent days. The solemn decorations feature the names of the five Dorchester servicemen who lost their lives in the Vietnam Conflict. These banners include the name, rank and date each one of the soldiers was killed in action. When the Dorchester County Council […]

The Todds of Holland Island and much more

CAMBRIDGE — Casey Todd, Crisfield native and Holland Island historian, will share years’ worth of research and family history as part of History Matters- Dorchester, on June 20 at noon. This offering of the Dorchester County Historical Society will be held on its campus of the Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester at 1003 Greenway […]

Remembering Dorchester June 6, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 100 years ago Advertisements C.P. Craig & Son – Buy W.S.S. and Thrift Stamps and help win the war – House Cleaning Requisites, moth balls and antiseptic solutions. Phone 117, Cambridge, 24 Poplar St. Grand Opera House Starting this week, the theatre will be open only Tuesdays, Thursdays and […]

Remembering Dorchester May 30, 2018

From the pages of The Banner 49 years ago One of the great heroes of the Spanish-American War (1898-1900) was Major Henry A. “Hal” Barber, Dorchester-born son of the Rev. Theodore P. Barber and Anna C. Hooper of Cambridge. He attended Episcopal High School of Virginia, later joining the U.S. Army in Baltimore as a […]