Stories of the Chesapeake
The Stories of the Chesapeake, the Heritage Area of Caroline, Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Talbot Counties, is pleased to announce the award of a total of $15,000 in small grants to local organizations for projects designed to preserve, protect, interpret, and promote our heritage. Congratulations to our FY18 grantees.
Kennard Alumni Association
The Kennard Alumni Association proposes to development, design a new website, logo, tri-fold brochure, rack card, and E-newsletter to promote the programs and exhibits of the Kennard High School Cultural Heritage Center and African American History Museum. These tools will then be used to seek out volunteers and donors.
Friends of Wye Mill
Friends of Wye Mills received funds to preserve its collection of old grain and flour bags from mills across Maryland and the nation.
Talbot County Economic Development and Tourism
Talbot County Economic Development and Tourism plans to update and transition the Frederick Douglas Driving Tour to a mobile responsive website format and have purchased the name FrederickDouglasBirthplace.com.
Caroline County Council of the Arts
Caroline County Council of the Arts will develop a program designed to address the marketing skills gap of local artist via a tow pronged approach. First, CCCA will produce a one-day workshop featuring speakers on a variety of marketing topics. CCCA will then produce how to guides in printed and digital form.
Town of Federalsburg
The Town of Federalsburg proposes to survey and estimate the condition and repair cost of the Chambers Lake Log Cabin. The cabin was built in the 1930’s and was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Kent Narrows Development Foundation
Kent Narrows Development Foundation plans to develop a portable companion exhibit to the Waterman’s Heritage Trail. The exhibit will be used at community, trade, and consumer shows to promote visitation to Kent Narrows.
Adkins Arboretum requests funds to prepare the construction documents for the South Meadow Viewing Platform, the first phase of its Native Meadow Heritage Project. The viewing platform will serve as a resting point for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty of the meadow with views above grass level.
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center
Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on behalf of the Tilghman Island community plans to construct a visitor kiosk that will house an ITM, interpretative map, and racks for brochures.
Caroline County Historical Society
Caroline County Historical Society will conduct a preliminary archeological investigation of Mellvills Wharf. Mellvills Wharf served as the seat of government from the time of Caroline County’s founding in 1774 until 1790.