Artifacts from Fork District to be shared

CAMBRIDGE — The first residents of the county, Native Americans, made their homes in the area for thousands of years before the arrival of Europeans and Africans. Their history will be the subject of a talk on Feb. 26. Early Dorchester County land records reflect the efforts that the white settlers went to in order […]

Handsell highlights three cultures at Nanticoke Jamboree

CHICONE — The Nanticoke River Jamboree, Dorchester County’s largest living history event, was held at Handsell on Saturday. The event featured open-hearth cooking as experienced by African-American slaves, displays and hands-on demonstrations by Native Americans who once lived on the site, and crafts of early European settlers who built the house at Handsell hundreds of […]

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 […]