The Heritage of Harrisville and Malone Churches

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Renna Mckinney will be speaking on the historic relationships of the Christ Rock, Smithville and Lane Churches on the Taylors Island Charge. She will speak on their mission to preserve the history and continue to educate the local and surrounding communities about the breathtaking African American heritage of their ancestors from Harrisville/Madison and neighboring areas. Renna says, “We want to tell the stories of their faith, strength and love for their church families and communities.” Renna will also be entertaining us with song.


Renna Mckinney, a native of Dorchester County, is the President of the Harrisville/Malone Cemetery Maintenance Fund; a nonprofit organization that is working towards restoring Malone’s Church in Madison Maryland, which is number 8 on the Harriet Tubman Byway. Renna Loves to sing and has performed at several events across the surrounding communities. Renna resides in Cambridge with husband Jeremiah Mckinney Sr. and enjoys quality time with her Family, Sons and 3 Grandchildren.


The South Dorchester Folk Museum (SDFM), in cooperation with the Dorchester County Historical Society, presents this FREE program in its lecture series about local history. For more information about the SDFM, visit our website,, or call 410-228-6175. The public is warmly invited to attend. Reservations are not needed.

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