On a journey to visit all of Maryland’s twenty-four counties, Diane Caslow, a Preservation Maryland board member, recently visited Dorchester County. Dorchester County has more waterways that any other county, and is a great place to visit this summer. Here are some more recommendations:
Smith Island, in the Chesapeake Bay accessible only by boat, lends it’s name to Maryland’s state dessert and has a flavor of history all it’s own, too! Smith Island native, Sherri Marsh Johns provides this guest blog in which she explores the dynamic and enduring history of Smith Island’s famous camp meetings.
PreserveCast Ep. 14: Tolson’s Chapel and the History of Reconstruction
06/18/2017 By Preservation Maryland
Tolson’s Chapel was once a school, a church, and the center of a community. Now, thanks to the work of folks like our guest Edie Wallace – with support from Preservation Maryland – it may hopefully serves as a way to glimpse into the often overlooked second act of the story of the Civil War and the emancipation of slavery.
Tolson’s Chapel before repair work, 2005. Photo from Maryland Historical Trust.
Public education demonstration at a restored Tolson’s Chapel.
Preservation Maryland Executive Director Nicholas Redding and host of PreserveCast sat down this week with the President of the non-profit Friends of Tolson’s Chapel, to discuss the challenges associated with preserving this unique building, and why it and similar preservation projects are a key part of the full story of the Civil War. This is PreserveCast.