Tidewater Times December 2021

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A Hidden Gem The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester by Bonna L. Nelson

An organization that is committed to our mission, which is to inspire and support research, interpretation, preservation and appreciation of the history, folklore, traditions and heritage of this great region. In our busy lives, we often whiz by little roads when driving on the highway of life and might wonder, “Where does that road lead?” Or, “I wish I had the time to explore that little town.” Or, “The next time I am in this area, I want to see that special site.” I want to share one of these fascinating hidden gems with you. Dorchester County, Maryland, has many such roads, towns and sites that we speed by driving on Route 50 over the Choptank River Bridge, past Cambridge, the county seat, perhaps on our way to Ocean City. Wonderfully, Maryland Avenue ~ the first left turn after driving off the bridge ~ leads to the home of the Dorchester County Historical Society (DCHS) at 1003 Greenway Drive. The Heritage Museums and Gardens of Dorchester, home to the DCHS, are located in various historic and new structures on the LaGrange Plantation facing Shoal Creek off of the Choptank River.

Meredith House In each Dec ember issue, t he Tidewater Times owners and I like to direct your attention to a nonprofit organization with the hope that you will learn more about the organization and support its mission with a holiday donation. The DCHS 41