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Registration Open for LESHC 17th Annual May 3 Luncheon Meeting & Heritage Awards.
We are pleased to announce our Keynote Speaker on May 3, 2017 will be - International photographer and author Edwin Remsberg. Topic is "Through the Lens - Cultural Adventures"
Join us May 3, 2017 in the Flanders Room at the Wicomico Civic Center on Glen Avenue in Salisbury, MD. Doors open at 10:15 for seating and program starts promptly at 11am, Event is open to the public but by advance paid reservation only. Deadline is April 26.
A delicious lunch will be catered. The prestigious Heritage Award winners will be announced and honored. Deadline to submit a Heritage Award nomination is April 10
Our silent auction fundraiser will be held and you can shop items prior to the event starting at 10:15am. Be sure and bring cash or check payable at the end of the event! Our wonderful mini grant projects will be on display and along with a spokesperson from the winning organizations.
As a special addition this year Maryland Traditions /Maryland State Arts Council, has requested to join us for them to present a special award at the end of the program honoring the Trimper family/Timper's Amusements in Ocean City.
Doors will open at 10:15 am for silent auction shopping and check in. So make sure to get there early to find your seat. All seating is open seating unless purchase a Sponsor table. Cost is $30 per person or you may purchase a sponsor table of 8. All reservations are payable in advance only. Additional sponsorship's available.
Deadline for all reservations is April 29. Just click on the secure Eventbrite reservation system right here on our website to make your reservation by credit card. A small processing fee applies. You may also mail in your check payable to LESHC at 212 W Main Street Suite 309 / Salisbury / MD / 21801
$10,000 of LESHC Mini Grants Awarded!
The Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council is pleased to announce they have just awarded $10,000 in grants in the recent FY17 mini grant round. These awards represent a dollar for dollar match from the awardees, resulting in a economic leverage of $20,0000 which stays in our lower shore heritage area communities.
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In Delmarva History
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March 1, through 31
Women's History Month
March 6, 8, 1962
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March 3, 1889
The schooner the William B. Woods wrecks on Wallop's Beach, Virginia
March 10, 1913
Dorchester County native and abolitionist Harriet Tubman died. Tubman escaped slavery on Delmarva and was responsible for guiding many other slaves to freedom.
March 11, 1888
Blizzard causes wreck of three ships: the Belden, the Enock Turley, and the William G. Bartlett on Cape Henlopen, Delaware
March 12, 1912
The schooner John W. Hall wrecks on the beach at Ocean City.
March 21, 1783
The American Revolution's last naval action took place in the Chesapeake Bay
March 24, 1820
Berlin, Maryland native Commodore Stephen Decatur dies after losing a duel
March 25, 1634
March 28, 1785 Mt. Vernon Compact was signed by Maryland & Virginia Commissioners creating an agreement on navigation and fishing in the tidewaters of the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay
March 29, 1941 Maryland ratified the Nineteenth Amendment granting women the right to vote, a symbolic gesture since though Maryland had rejected it women had enjoyed the right to vote since the amendment's passage in August of 1920.
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