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Submit your nominations for Rising Up Awards

The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area and the Dorchester Business Resource Group are accepting nominations for their Rising Up Awards, which celebrate the organizations and individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to preserving and promoting our heritage. (Click the headline to read more.)

Dorchester Tourism Director Amanda Fenstermaker to step down

We are wishing all the best to Amanda Fenstermaker, who is stepping down from her position as director of Dorchester County Tourism. Amanda will remain connected to Dorchester County as she is going to work contractually with the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area – a program of the Dorchester County Tourism Department.

Heritage Spotlight: Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance

The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance are proud stewards of one of Dorchester County’s most interesting and intriguing historic structures, an old ivy-covered brick building located in the middle of what is known as “the Indiantown.” (Click on the headline to read more.)

Chesapeake Scenic Byway named All-American Road

The Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway (CCSB), which runs through Dorchester County, is among 15 new All-American Roads announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration. Two of the 16 sites highlighted on the 400-mile Byway are in Dorchester County – Long Wharf in Cambridge and the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge. (Click on the headline to read more.)

Heritage Mini-Grants (February)

The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area has awarded mini-grants to two Dorchester County heritage organizations to assist with projects and support operating expenses. The Heritage Board is continuing to accept mini-grant applications on a rolling basis – both for projects and for COVID-19 related operating expenses. (Click the headline to read more.)

Heritage Spotlight: Hurlock

The Town of Hurlock, which embraces a heritage rooted in the early railroads vital to this country and the Eastern Shore, will celebrate its 130th anniversary next year and can confidently proclaim that it holds true to its motto, "On track … since 1892." (Click on the headline to read more.)

Heritage Mini-Grants (January)

The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area has awarded mini-grants to two organizations to assist with projects that enrich heritage resources in Dorchester County. The Heritage Board is continuing to accept mini-grant applications on a rolling basis – both for projects and for COVID-19 related operating expenses. (Click the headline to read more.)

Partner Spotlight: Downtown Cambridge

From festivals celebrating local heritage to beautification projects that showcase historic sites and businesses, Cambridge Main Street's programs and activities uplift and celebrate all that is dear to the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area. (Click on the headline to read more.)

New AR/VR Experiences on UGRR Byway

New augmented reality and virtual reality experiences bring to life the powerful stories connected to four sites along the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. Download the free cell phone app to embark on this dramatic tour along Maryland's Eastern Shore. (Click the Headline to read more.)

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