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MAY 2, 2018   18th Annual Luncheon Meeting and Heritage Awards   “Beyond the Decoy”

Please join us at the 18th Annual LESHC Luncheon Meeting and Heritage Awards May 2, 2018 at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center, Flanders Room in Salisbury, Maryland


"Beyond the Decoy" theme this year will address not only the artistry of a craft important to the culture of the eastern shore but to the heritage, landscapes traditions in which we live and how we associate the eastern shore.

Keynote Speaker will be critically renowned Master Carver and Artist Rich Smoker

Rich's list of accomplishments are vast. Among these include he is a competition judge to the Ward World Championships, an award winner of over 500 ribbons, a Ward Museum Living Legend, a taxidermist, sportsman and teacher of carving to nearly 2,000 students worldwide. He also is featured instructor with the international Road Scholar program. He will be sharing his wit, wisdom, and his views about the heritage and culture of the lower shore with us.

Tickets are on Sale NOW! Eventbrite - 18th Annual LESHC Annual Luncheon Meeting and Heritage Awards Small processing fee applies.

Or prefer to pay by check? Checks may be mailed to LESHC 212 W Main Street, Suite 309, Salisbury, MD 21801. Please include your contact email, phone number and the names of each person included in your reservation.

All general seating $30 per person. Reserved tables of 8 is $300.
Advance Purchase ONLY. Deadline for all reservations is April 28.

Doors open at 10:15am for seating, mini grant projects winners and silent auction fundraiser. program starts promptly at 11am

Did you say Silent Auction??? Yes we did! Bring some extra cash and checkbook, as we don't take credit cards for our silent auction so you won't miss out on taking home some great purchases.......maybe some Smith Island Cake?.....maybe some gift baskets? books? flowers? Who knows just what awesome gifts you may find at our silent auction.


 
Prestigious LESHC Heritage Award Nominations OPEN NOW!
LESHC invites the public annually to recognize exemplary individuals,organizations, exhibits, programs, and products that contribute significantly to the community by interpreting, promoting, preserving, researching and/or supporting our historical legacy.

We encourage you to be thinking right now of those unsung heritage and cultural heroes that deserve recognition in our wonderful lower eastern shore and submit nominations so we may honor them.

Click here to download a Nomination form

Electronic submission only. No handwritten applications will be accepted or considered. Read all guidelines and categories completely


DEADLINE FOR ALL NOMINATIONS IS MARCH 28, 2018

All Winners will be notified immediately if chosen. Winner will be guest of LESHC and recognized with a special award at the May 2, 2018 Annual Luncheon Meeting at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center.


Listing of previous Heritage Award winners
 
This Month
In Delmarva History
November 1, 1855
During November Kitty Knight passed away. She single handedly convinced British troops not to burn homes in Georgetown, Maryland during the War of 1812.

November 1, 1864
Maryland slaves were emancipated by State Constitution of 1864.

November 2, 1732
Birth date of John Dickinson in Talbot County, Maryland. Dikinson was elected President of Delaware in 1781. He initially objected to American Independence but he was eventually one of the framers of the Constitution.

November 3, 1686
Property for Askiminikonson Indian reservation on the Pocomoke River west of Snow Hill, Maryland was surveyed but not recorded officially so it would not legally belong to the Indians.

November 5, 1913
Digging began on the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal in Delaware, which had been authorized by U.S. River and Harbor Act of 1912.

November 1, 1704
During November the first Assembly of Delaware's counties was convened in New Castle.

November 13, 1926
Harry Hughes, Maryland governor (1979-1987) was born in Easton.

November 13, 1904
During a late season hurricane the schooner Robert J. Poulson went down one-half mile southwest of Hog Island, Virginia.

November 19, 1861
New York Times reported that 4,000 troops arrived in Accomack, Virginia, from Newtown in Worcester County, Maryland to put down rebel insurgents.

November 19, 1925
The steamship Lenape a World War I troop transport ship, was burned at sea just before it was scuttled off the Delaware coast.

November 30, 1782
Volunteers from Onancock attacked British ships off Hog Island, Virginia in order to stop the plundering of American ships and the local fishing fleet.
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