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Deadline for Heritage Nominations April 10,2017 !
LESHC recognizes yearly exemplary individuals, organizations, exhibits, programs and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and /or supporting our historical legacy. Each year LESHC looks to the public to submit nominations in Heritage Awards various categories. Nominations are reviewed and winning nominees are then chosen by a special Review Committee. The lucky winners are then revealed and honored at the LESHC Annual Meeting.on May 3.
Nomination forms are found via this link as well as a list of past winners Deadline April 10 by 5pm! Hurry and nominate
 
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 for $300. All reservations are payable in advance only. Additional Sponsorship levels of $100 and $500 as well as a new Heritage Awards Sponsorship of $900 is 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.
 
This Month
In Delmarva History
April 6, 1650
Maryland General Assembly divided into an upper and lower house.

April 10, 1877
Three days of strong coastal storms caused heavy beach erosion.

April 13, 1926
Cape Henlopen Lighthouse collapsed after years of weather damage and abandonment.

April 15, 1964
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel opened. It was named one of the 7 modern engineering wonders of the world.

April 17, 1990
Strong winds associated with heavy storms gusted to 75 mph in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.

April 19, 1999
The second (parallel) span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel opens for traffic.

April 19, 1774
The last colonial General Assembly was suspended in Maryland.

April 21, 1649
Religious toleration law enacted in Maryland.

April 24, 1987
Thunderstorms dumped up to seven inches of rain in Virginia over the course of three days.

April 28, 1788
The Maryland Convention was the 7th state to ratify US Constitution.

April 29, 1813
British take and destroy Frenchtown near Elk Landing (Elkton), Cecil County before heading to the Battle of Baltimore.

April 30, 1990
Thunderstorms moving over the Chesapeake Bay flooded U.S. Route 50 on Kent Island Maryland, with several inches of water. This caused a seventeen-mile long traffic jam.
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