President’s Message

President's Message, August 2021


Well folks, the South Dorchester Folk Museum (SDFM) is about to start up having our programs again at the Robbins Heritage Center this September and I think all of us are very happy to get back in gear. We've had an unforeseeable pause in our meetings and presentations but we're restarting with a bang.

We have a great line-up of speakers for the fall and I am excited to announce them: On September 1 Dr. Harry Heckathorn will speak on "Live Wildlife Video Cameras at Blackwater - History and Status." On October 6 Rev. Joseph diPaolo will speak about "God's Wild Garden: Early Methodism on the Delmarva Peninsula & South Dorchester." All our programs are recorded on DVD, and copies are donated to the Cambridge Library, the Nabb Research Center, and the Dorchester County Historical Society for future reference. We now have well over 150 of these interesting programs as DVD's available for sale. We hope that you will attend these programs this fall - subject to any emergency directions from the Governor and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control.

Speaking of our programs, I wanted to add that we also have found that the best suggestions for speakers come from our members, so please tell us about anyone or a subject you may feel of interest. Speakers receive a complementary DVD of their program as a token of our appreciation.

Our scholarship program, spearheaded by Mary Beth Adams, has also been active this year. We are presenting our $1,000 dollar Scholarship award to Miss Ashley Price for her fine academic achievements. Honorable mention should be given to Jade Ruark and Brynn Yates, in a close second and third. Thanks to you all for your support to SDFM which makes it possible for us to do this.

Your active membership is the main financial support we receive and makes possible our efforts to preserve the history of south Dorchester County. Your membership and contributions are really appreciated. Membership forms are available at our monthly programs or here on the SDFM website. Please join SDFM if you are not a member already.

Finally, save the date for our annual meeting on November 3 at Old Saltys for a great dinner and a special program by Rev. Dan Dunlap on the famous Sam Jones's Store in Church Creek.

I look forward to seeing you at these events this fall.

Thank you, Terry Crannell, President, SDFM