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Heritage Area Honorees – 2022

Former East New Market Mayor Caroline Cline, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center, and the South Dorchester Folk Museum are this year’s recipients of the annual Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area heritage awards. (Click headline to read more.)

Heritage Board Public Meeting

The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area Board of Directors will present their Annual Year in Review during a public meeting at 9 a.m. on Dec. 15 at the Dorchester County Tourism Office. (Click the headline to read more.)

Crab Basket Tree celebrates watermen

A Christmas tree made from re-purposed crab baskets and buoys? Oh yes! A busy corner in downtown Cambridge is home to a 20-foot high tree made from nearly 200 bushel baskets that have been used to harvest Maryland blue crabs — and will be put back to work when crab season starts again in April. (Click headline to read more)

Heritage Board Nominees Sought

The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area is seeking nominations for their Management Board. The Heritage Board’s mission is to protect, preserve and promote Dorchester County’s history, natural resources and culture and to encourage economic development through heritage tourism. Nominations are due Nov. 30. (Click the headline to read more.)

Dorchester home to several International Underground Railroad Month events

Governor Larry Hogan proclaimed September 2022 as the fourth annual International Underground Railroad Month in Maryland. The month acknowledges the significance of the Underground Railroad, and all those involved, for its contribution to the eradication of slavery. Maryland also continues to honor 2022 as the “Year of Harriet Tubman” to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Tubman’s birth. Special events are planned in Dorchester County, Maryland, where Tubman was born....

It’s Travel & Tourism Week!

During Maryland Travel & Tourism Week (May 1-7, 2022), Dorchester County salutes its tourism partners – hotels, bed and breakfasts, restaurants, markets, shops, outfitters, and more! Governor Larry [...]

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