Tuesday, February 9th – 12 – 1 pm: Mrs. Nona Stanley will read from Barbara Lockhart’s manuscript “Everything I Seen” based on interviews with Mary Taylor (above). This honest, possibly surprising offering will surely move you as Miss Nona reads about Mary’s life in North Dorchester. There will be an opportunity to speak with author Barbara Lockhart.
On Wednesday, Feb. 17th at noon, come out to learn about the Lakes family from Bucktown with researcher Mary Dennard Turner at our monthly Genealogy Lunch.
Saturday, February 20th at noon, we have a VERY special presentation with an interactive panel discussion group who will tackle “The Civil Rights Movement in Cambridge.” In the words of the demonstrators, learn the realities of what happened here in the 1960s. Bill Jarmon and Bill Batson will pose the questions.
Black History Project:
Precious little has been written about African Americans’ place in Dorchester history. From the earliest history books about the county, through church records, inadequate census records and so on, this rich history is absent or sorely underacknowledged.
The Dorchester County Historical Society knows what it has to do and is ready to embark on this task. DCHS is actively seeking black records of any and all types- books, Bibles, photos, letters, certificates, EVERYTHING….that helps to tell the story of people of color in Dorchester. Even if that is one person’s story at a time.
Please share your information…we can scan or copy any original documents so that you will not lose your own precious memories. Contact us today!