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 skills to beautify your life!! Preregister.
January 18: Genealogy Lunch- 12 – 1 Eleanor Spedden Wheatley will share her Spedden family history. Free and open to the public.
January 27: Meet the Poet- Diana Y and her Context Curiosity Color poems of pause 12 – 1. Free and open to the public. Books available.
February 15: Genealogy Lunch 12 – 1 African American Family Research
February 18: Civil Rights Movement Discussion Panel 12 – 2 pm
February 24: Meet the Authors- Teresa Neild and Dr. Clara Small “They Wore Blue and Their Hearts Were Loyal”- The US Colored Troops of Dorchester 12 – 1 pm Free and open to the public.
March 11: Crawford Foxwell Baseball Swap and Sell 10 am – 3 pm fee/table
Several Baltimore area dealers who vended at last fall’s National Show in Atlantic City, N. J. will be on hand and selling collectables relating to the Baltimore Colts and the old Baltimore Orioles, in addition to other rare items. Dealers from both the Eastern and Western Shore will be sharing a lot of sports history that you don’t want to miss.
Members of both North Dorchester High School and Cambridge/South Dorchester High School baseball teams will be set up and handing out their schedules for the 2017 season. Retired Oriole Larry Bigbie will be on hand from noon until 2 pm. In addition, Tom Brown, football player who was on the winning Packers for Superbowls I and II will be at the event for the whole day.
There is no admission although donations are appreciated. There will be a doorprize!
March 15: Genealogy Lunch 12 – 1 pm
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Tea in the Meredith House 12 – 2 pm. Full savory and sweet tea. $25/members, $35/nonmembers
Tuesday, April 11th, 12 noon: Upcycling Vintage Jewelry with Joan Nubie. The owner of Joan’s Gems, Ms. Nubie reworks vintage pieces in addition to her new jewelry lines. Come and learn how at this free to the public presentation.
In the photo at left, Joan has repurposed old eyeglasses into beautiful pendants. Old curlers get a new life (right) with Joan’s creative touch.
Wednesday, April 19th, 12 noon: Genealogy Lunch explores Dorchester’s World War I veterans and their families, stories and artifacts. Bring lunch if you wish. Free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 22nd, 10 am – 3 pm: Antique Appraisals by Charlene Upham Antiques
with Charlene Upham and Steve Blumenauer. Fair market verbal appraisals will be made of antiques and collectibles including (but not limited to) fine & estate jewelry, silver, coins & currency, oil paintings & artwork, sculptures & bronzes, Asian, textiles – quilts & oriental rugs, art glass, china & porcelain, dolls & toys and furniture. If the item is too large to transport, good, clear pictures will be acceptable.
The appraisal will be a verbal evaluation of the object with regard to age, condition and a fair market value comparable to similar items on today’s market. The cost is $5/item to be appraised or 3 items/$10. Questions? Check in with us prior to the event.
Wednesday, April 26th, 7 pm: Midshore Archeology will host a meeting with speaker Archeologist Ed Otter. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 11th– 13th: Recycle Dorchester. Members only Thursday, May 11th from 2 – 5 pm. Public Friday and Saturday from 7 am – 12 noon. Fabulous rummage sale. WE NEED YOUR STUFF!!!! Now accepting donations of your gently used items…. housewares, furniture, antiques, collectibles, linens, small electronics, outdoor/gardening items, artwork, sporting goods, etc. No items too big!
Wednesday, May 17th, 12 noon: Genealogy Lunch with Cindy Ringgold Johnson. Ms. Johnson will share her Eastern Shore family connections and more. Bring lunch if you wish. Free and open to the public.
Thursday, May 18th, 2- 3:30 pm: Historia’s Secret. Enjoy an afternoon sweet tea with our costumed servers and historical unmentionable entertainment. $20/members, $30/nonmembers. Space is limited – reserve early.
Saturday, May 20th, 10 am – 4 pm: Weave a Basket with Susan Taylor. Make your own Beach/Shopping Tote with leather handles. Bring your lunch. All materials will be provided. Cost is $55/DCHS members, $70/nonmembers. Call or email to reserve a space.
Thursday, June 1st, 6 pm – 8 pm: Annual Meeting and Banquet. Invitations to follow. Guest speaker, Brice Stump. There will be a live and silent auction at the event.
Friday, June 16th, 12 noon: World War I Show and Tell: come and learn some history in regards to Dorchester County citizens during the Great War. Share your family stories, letters, documents and artifacts. Free and open to the public.
Wednesday, June 21, 12 noon: Genealogy Lunch – content to be announced.
The South Dorchester Folk Museum offers lectures on campus as well. Visit that website for more information.