‘The Chronicles of Adam’ opens Oct. 11

CHURCH CREEK — The second weekend in October, Dorchester will be treated to a very special first-person living history presentation with “The Chronicles of Adam,” an interpretation of a slave by the name of Adam. Although based on a real person, this story is comprised of various accounts, historical facts, and life lessons for viewers […]

Remembering Dorchester, Oct. 2, 2019

The following is an excerpt from and article written by Claude Gootee, originally published in the Banner’s 300th anniversary edition. 50 years ago When Captain Wilbur Newcomb goes down to his 25-foot workboat at the Muir Street wharf, he can look a stone’s throw directly across the small body of water to a spot that […]

‘Sequoia’ returns to Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE — The former presidential yacht “Sequoia” has returned to Cambridge. The last time the Sequoia visited the city was in 1935, when then-president Franklin D. Roosevelt sailed the Sequoia down the Chesapeake Bay to attend the dedication of the Emerson C. Harrington bridge, a two-lane span that joined Dorchester County with Talbot and set […]

New UGRR materials available to travelers

BALTIMORE – Earlier this month, Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed September as International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The designation recognizes the state as “The Most Powerful Underground Railroad Storytelling Destination in the World.” To assist visitors in identifying the authentic Underground Railroad sites and the freedom seekers whose words and deeds have helped shape our […]

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 […]