Submit your unsung heritage heroes by Sept. 13

Time is running out for 2017 Heritage Award nominations! The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) needs your help to recognize and celebrate those individuals and organizations in Dorchester County that are helping to preserve and promote our history and culture. The Annual Heritage Awards are presented in four categories:

  • Individual Achievement
  • Outstanding Project
  • Organizational Excellence
  • Business Partnership

The deadline for nominations has been extended! Nominations are due in the Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area office (located within the Dorchester County Visitor Center) no later than 5pm on Wednesday, September 13, 2017.

To nominate someone:

Download and complete the nomination form, then email it to

Download, complete, and print the nomination form, then mail it to the attention of:

Amanda Fenstermaker
Dorchester County Visitor Center
2 Rose Hill Place
Cambridge, MD 21613

Download the Heritage Award Nomination Form (Scroll down to the “Links” section)
Download the Heritage Award Nomination Guidelines

Any individual or organization can submit an award nomination…and self-nominations are also encouraged!

The Heritage Area Management Board will be reviewing all applications and voting on the winners in each category. Awards will be presented at the Annual Heritage Awards Event scheduled for Thursday, October 26, 2017. Stay tuned for more event details to come!

For more information, email or call: 410-228-1000.

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