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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.)

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.)

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.)

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