Schedule of Events -2018
January 17: History Matters- Dorchester – 12 noon. Author Chris Brown and his new book “The Road to Jim Crow: The African American Struggle on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, 1860–1915”
February 2: Carmen Jones screening – 7 – 9 pm. $10/person includes refreshments.
February 9: Their Eyes Were Watching God screening – 7 – 9 pm. $10/person includes refreshments.
February 10: Build a Tree: Genealogy Basics – 1 – 3 pm. Workshop focused on African American research. $10/person
February 16: Write and Rhymed Poetry Open Mic – 7:30 – 10:30 pm. Devoted to poetry, spoken word and performance that highlights African American history and thought. Featured poets include Jo Wordsmith, Lisa Lips and Diana Thompson. DJ Eyeconic will perform as well. Admission is $10/person.
February 18: Seafood and Canning Show and Sale at ENMVFD- First show and sale featuring tomato/vegetable canning related materials like labels, tokens, crates, etc. Also oyster cans and related artifacts. Admission is free 10 am – 4 pm.
February 21: History Matters- Dorchester – 12 noon. Local author Jim Duffy will share his inspiration and research that went into “Tubman Travels.”
February 23: A Conversation with Jermichael Mitchell- 7-8:30 pm. With a special focus on black youth, Mr. Mitchell tackles the difficult issues and offers the solutions. $10 admission.
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day tea- 12 – 2 pm. Space is limited for this wonderfully fun and tasty full tea experience. The entertainment for this year’s event will be a crowd pleaser. Cost: $25 members, $35 nonmembers.
March 21: History Matters- Dorchester / Gene and Cathy Clark on repurposing old lumber
April 7: Local author Barbara Lockhart will speak on how to research for writing historical fiction
April 18: History Matters- Dorchester
April 27: Author Randolph George to speak and sign books “Memoir of a Skipjack”- 7 pm.
May 16: History Matters- Dorchester
June 7: Annual Banquet
June 20: History Matters- Dorchester
July 10: Repurpose with Furniture Flippin Females at their place! Details to follow
July 18: History Matters- Dorchester: Author Jeanne Conner will share “Footprints on the Nanticoke” from Noon – 1 pm. Free and open to the public. This talk will explore the early settlers of the Nanticoke River area.
July 23 – July 28: The entire campus will be CLOSED for our work in the collections.
August 10: Ice Cream Social to celebrate “Dorchester First Responders” exhibit and talk. 7 pm
August 15: History Matters- Dorchester
September 19: History Matters- Dorchester: Noon to 1 pm. Author John Reisinger will share “Rumrunners, Skyraiders and a Possible Murder- the amazing life and times of the Holland Island Bar Lighthouse.”
October 13: Holland Island Heritage Group presents “In Their Words,” a sharing session about the people of Holland Island. 10 am – ??? The Holland Island exhibit will also open on this date. Free and open to the public.
October 17: History Matters- Dorchester
November 21: History Matters- Dorchester
November 16: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
December 19: History Matters- Dorchester
South Dorchester Folk Museum holds its monthly lectures, on site, on the first Wednesday of each month at 7 pm.
The Great Choptank Parish chapter of the DAR and the CAR hold monthly meetings and workshops on campus.