Six individuals and heritage partners will be honored during the annual Heritage Area Awards Reception on Oct. 24 for their roles in helping to preserve and promote Dorchester County’s local culture. The program also will include displays from heritage partners who received mini-grants to develop heritage-related projects or events.
Student winners of the Dorchester 350th Anniversary Art and Essay Contest received their awards during the celebration program on Sept. 22 at the Dorchester County Courthouse. (Click the headline to read more and see pictures of the winning artwork.)
Heritage Partner Spotlight: The Richardson Maritime Museum is moving forward with the development of a new maritime campus as it carries out its mission to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Dorchester County and the Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. (Click the headline to read more.)
Dorchester County will celebrate its 350th Anniversary on Sept. 22 during the annual Dorchester Arts Showcase with reenactments spotlighting Dorchester heritage, historical displays, art and essay contest awards and the opening of a 50-year-old time capsule. The activities and programming will be centered in a “heritage village” on and around the lawn at the Dorchester County Courthouse. (Click on headline for more.)
"Harriet Tubman: Soldier of Freedom" debuts at September 14 at the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center. The real-life story traces Harriet Tubman's formative years in Dorchester County and explores the decisions that shaped her life as a patriot, leader, liberator and humanitarian. (Click the headline to read more.)
A lot of amazing people in Dorchester County work hard to preserve and promote their local history and culture. Here's your chance to nominate them for some well-deserved recognition - the 2019 Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area Awards. (Click the headline above for more info.)