Walk in the Footsteps of an American Legend at #MACoCon

Guests of MACo's Winter Conference attendees can experience a tour following in the footsteps of American Legend and Dorchester County native Harriet Tubman. Tour attendees must be personal guests of registered conference attendees, sponsors and exhibitors. From MACo's Winter Conference Registration Brochure: Visit the places where Harriet Tubman lived, worked, and hid before her escape to freedom. Experience the hidden places used by fleeing slaves as you trace Harriet Tubman's path along the eastern shore.…

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Nominations Sought for Dorchester County Heritage Board

Dorchester County's Heart of Chesapeake County Heritage Area (HCCHA) is seeking nominations for two at-large seats on the Heritage Management Board. Both Terms are three-years long and will begin in January 2020. From VisitDorchester.org: The Heart of Chesapeake Country Heritage Area (HCCHA) is seeking nominations for two at-large seats on the Heritage Area’s Management Board. Both terms are for three years and will begin in January 2020. The 13-member Heritage Board’s mission is to protect…

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Dorchester Celebrates 350th Anniversary

Dorchester County recently commemorated their milestone 350th anniversary with a public celebration that drew hundreds of attendees to the heart of Cambridge. Attendees were able to engage in activities through a "heritage village" created on and around the grounds of the Dorchester County Courthouse. Famous former residents Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley were represented by reenactors at the event, living historian Daniel Firehawk Abbott told tales of regional Native American history, and a time capsule…

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Governor and DNR Respond to Dorchester County on Oyster Harvesting Concerns

On behalf of Governor O' Malley,  Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Secretary John Griffin responded in a letter to Jay Newcomb, the Council's President to concerns raised on various issues regarding oyster harvesting in the county.  The County Council President expressed concerns over the establishment of new sanctuary acreage in the county and its impact on oyster harvesting.   He also expressed concerns for commercial watermen over the impact of legislation passed this session modifying…

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