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Heritage impact estimated at $40.2 million

The Maryland Heritage Areas Authority has released the results of an economic impact study that estimates that the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area contributes $40.2 million to the statewide economy and supports and sustains 570 jobs. (Click on the headline to read more.)

Partner Spotlight: Stanley Institute

Organized to save an 1865 one-room schoolhouse, Friends of Stanley Institute have embraced their commitment to preserve African-American buildings and heritage. They have restored the historic church across the street, supported others with similar projects and served as consultants on local archaeological excavations and research. (Click on the headline to read more.)

Heritage Area Grant Opportunities

Two approaching heritage grant opportunities are available for nonprofit organizations and municipalities in the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA). Additionally, for those interested in more information about applying for MHAA funding, an "Early Bird" grants workshop is scheduled for Dec. 15. (Click on the headline to read more.)

Partner Spotlight: ESLC

The Eastern Shore Land Conservancy preserves and sustains the vibrant communities of Maryland's Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them - a goal that also enhances Dorchester County heritage and supports the mission of the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area. (Click the headline to read more.)

Rising Up Award Honorees Announced

Four Dorchester County individuals and organizations have been honored with Rising Up awards, celebrating their efforts to respond to the upheaval of 2020 with innovation, creativity and compassion. (Click on the headline to read more.)

Partner Spotlight: Bucktown Village

The Bucktown Village Foundation is a dedicated and respected leader committed to the preservation and promotion of Harriet Tubman's childhood home and uplifting the broader story of the Underground Railroad throughout Dorchester County and Maryland's Eastern Shore. (Click the 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 and preserve Dorchester County’s history, natural resources and culture and to promote economic development through heritage tourism. Nominations are due Nov. 30. (Click the headline to read more.)

Partner Spotlight: Alpha Genesis

Alpha Genesis Community Development Corporation is dedicated to celebrating Dorchester heritage and connecting the community through the shared experience of art and culture. They have evolved from orchestrating community conversations to producing fabulous public art projects and programming. (Click the headline to read more.)

Take the Tubman Byway Visitor Survey

The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, Dorchester County Tourism, and additional partners are teaming up to understand how visitors use the 125-mile scenic Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway. (Click headline to read more)

Partner Spotlight: East New Market

The Town of East New Market was the first municipality in Dorchester County to be listed in the National Register of Historic Places. As one of the founding members of the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area, the town has long been a dedicated advocate for preserving local heritage. (Click the headline to read more.)

Partner Spotlight: Nause-Waiwash

Partner Spotlight: The Nause-Waiwash Band of Indians are committed to preserving and promoting their rich history and culture on the Eastern Shore. Native American Heritage is one of the founding themes of our Heritage Area, which prioritizes stewardship like that demonstrated by the Nause-Waiwash. (Click the headline to read more.)

Partner Spotlight: Center for the Arts

The Dorchester Center for the Arts is an organization that epitomizes one of the themes that define our Heritage Area. DCA is dedicated to enriching Maryland’s Eastern Shore community with high quality arts programming and is a stalwart heritage partner committed to increasing access to the arts for all members of our community. (Click the headline to read more.)

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