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 […]

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 […]