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The Dorchester County Historical
Society is a private, nonprofit, organization dedicated to the collection,
preservation, maintenance, exhibit, and making available for research:
artifacts, documents and other items relative to the history of Dorchester
County. The Dorchester County Historical Society was founded in 1953 to
promote an appreciation of Dorchester County history. The Society strives
to fulfill this goal by collecting artifacts, operating museums, maintaining
an archive, and by advocating the preservation of other historic resources
in the County. Many educational program meetings are held throughout the
year at which guests speak on topics related to the local and regional
history. Society members enjoy special invitations to periodic bus trips
and various social events. Many opportunities for community service are
made available to members through society projects. Records are available
at the Library in Cambridge.
DORCHESTER COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SUMMER SCHEDULE
August 7 DCHS Executive Committee Meeting - 4PM, Neild Museum
September 11 DCHS Executive Committee Meeting - 4PM, Neild Museum
October 14 DCHS Harvest Festival – Saturday, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm Rain or Shine
The Dorchester County Historical Society will host a traditional harvest festival at LaGrange Plantation celebrating the colors and tastes of Fall. Plan to come and enjoy pit beef and crab cake sandwiches, soda, beer and wine, baked goods, Blue Grass and 1930s and ‘40s Jazz, crafters including a potter, artist, broom maker, soap maker, and basket maker, horse and carriage rides, children’s games, face painting, pumpkin painting, moon bounce, book sale. Have your picture taken with Annie Oakley, or a family portrait in colonial costume.
Get your pumpkins, cider, mums, Indian corn, and other fall decorating accessories.
Appraisers will examine and provide estimates
of age and value on three items per person for a fee of $25. The
Meredith House and Nield Museum will be open. Come and see the progress
on our new building.
· August 2nd: Dan Martinek, “Elliott Island Button Factory”, at the Blackwater Visitors Center at 7:00 PM.
· September 6th: Scott Todd, “Hoopers Straights Light House”, at the Blackwater Visitors Center at 7:00 PM.
· October 4th: Trustees’ Meeting at the Neild Museum at 9:30 AM.
· November 1st: Annual Dinner Meeting at Old Salty’s. Vince Viase, head Ranger at Fort McHenry, “War of 1812 on the Eastern Shore”,
· December, no meeting ·
The South Dorchester Folk Museum is looking for suggestions for presenters for future meetings. If you know of someone that could talk about “old times”, please contact Hal Roth, Program Manager, at 410-376-2144, or Pat Neild, President, at 410-228-6175.
"Tombstone Records of Dorchester County, 1678-1964"
by Nellie Marshall. 263 pages spiral bound.
$25.00 plus 5% tax plus $3.50 postage unless picked up at the Society office.
"Tombstone Records of Dorchester County, Volumes
I, II, and 2002 Supplement". Hard bound.
$50.00 plus 5% tax plus $3.50 shipping unless picked up at the Society office.
"Powders I Have Used" A 12 page booklet
with pictures written by Annie Oakley.
Available at the Society for $1.50 plus 5% tax. If mailed add $1.00 for shipping and tax for a total of $2.50
here to print order form
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