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History Needs New Blood

History Needs New Blood

Wow- that sounds awful, but it’s true. The more that we grow as an organization, a repository, a library, the more engagements we need. We need visitor engagement for mission and money. We need volunteer engagement for preservation, organization and education. We need media engagement to promote all of the aforesaid. It can be exhausting; […]

Holland Island Heritage

Holland Island Heritage

We’ve been working with a group of history lovers who have connections with the now abandoned Holland Island.  In fact, most full time residents had moved off that southern Dorchester island more than 100 years ago and the stories are still waiting to be told. It’s humbling to realize that when all intact relics no […]

So Much Going On….

So Much Going On….

I didn’t see it coming – 2016 had ended in a relatively quiet manner, in regards to family researchers and queries.  Imagine my surprise when I checked my email this morning and found four requests.  Then I listened to messages and retrieved one other.  I’d say that the holidays have been working on people, turning […]

2017 Schedule of Events

2017 Schedule of Events

Schedule a: Tea and Tour                                        or a                                      Bus Trip January 14:  Faux Finish with Frank – 10:30 – 12:30  Create a wood look on a papier mache piece that will fool the eye.  Great idea for gifts or gift boxes.  Cost:  $5/members, $15/nonmembers.  Let this intro to faux finishing show how you can use these […]

“Found” Objects

I love it when a call comes in, out of the blue, from someone looking for a place to “deposit” their heritage.  I think that people value the things of their ancestors and can recognize when it doesn’t fit with their lives for whatever reason. Last week, I received a call from a lady who […]

Cambridge Baseball Heroes

Cambridge Baseball Heroes

Cambridge native D’Arcy Raymond Flowers, aka Jake, graduated from Cambridge High School in 1919, Vice President of his class.  From there, he went to Washington College in Chestertown to play sports for Colonel Tom Kibler- basketball, football and baseball and ended in their Hall of Fame. He was mainly an infielder and began his professional […]

Our Volunteers Are the Best!!!

Our Volunteers Are the Best!!!

When you only have one person included in the Operating Budget and a facility as large and active as The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, much work falls to the highly valued volunteers of this organization.  There are many areas that could use your attention, skills and creativity…..we invite you to try some out!! […]

Long Range Plan

Long Range Plan

Dorchester County Historical Society, Inc. LONG RANGE PLAN 6th REVISION APPROVED BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOVEMBER 17, 2014       (Final Draft, 11/17/14)   INCLUDING GOALS, OBJECTIVES AND ACTION ITEMS 2015 THROUGH 2019 Prepared by the DCHS Long Range Planning Committee, with direction of DCHS officers. The Board of Directors adopted the first […]