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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 […]

Black History Month???? Black History P...

Black History Month????  Black History Project!!!!

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 […]

Hard Work = Eastern Shoremen

Hard Work = Eastern Shoremen

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 […]

Freedom Shrine

Freedom Shrine

The Historical Freedom Shrine is a 20 ton monument dedicated to ten brave men, who brought about voter reform on the local and state level in Maryland. It is located on private property at 7014 East New Market Elwood Road at Hurlock, Maryland.   The reform changed the voting system in Maryland in 1985.   […]

Annual Giving Campaign 2016

Annual Giving Campaign 2016

Dear Friend:   The Dorchester County Historical Society is in jeopardy.  We are facing the reality that we may need to cut our offerings, services and hours of operations due to funding issues.  The shortfall is real but you can help.  Please consider this story, as related to me by Executive Director Ann Phillips….   […]

Great Tomato Wars

Great Tomato Wars

4th Annual Great Eastern Shore  Tomato Festival Saturday, August 22, 2015 2 pm on the waterfront in Vienna, Maryland   Great Tomato Wars     Get your friends or business buddies together and sponsor a team!!  The cost of $100/team, includes tshirts for up to 6 team members, a basket of tomatoes and a WHOLE LOTTA […]