President’s Message

President’s Message – April 2020

Unfortunately, we open 2020, our 20th year, in the midst of a world Pandemic, the likes of which are unprecedented. We, in Dorchester, are very fortunate to have stayed out of the cross-hairs of the cronavirus so far, but are all feeling it's far-reaching effects..We are certainly not out of the woods yet...Through taking proper precautions, we might minimize it's effects on our lives and hopefully all get back to a more normal routine again soon...I encourage everyone to stay home, try not to stress, and pray that things settle down quickly and smoothly...This is a new experience for all of us to endure and I hope everyone comes through this trying period with a new found strength and a positive outlook for our future....

To date, we have over 150 video lectures by people familiar with this area and it's history..Those lectures are available to the public through the Dorchester Library, Nabb Research Center, and the Dorchester County Historical Society. Currently these organizations are closed, but our videos can be purchased through the SDFM website...

As the crises abates and the shutdown ends, I encourage you to plan to attend our "free" lecture programs in 2020, on the 1st Wednesdays of most months. {.There have been changes in our schedule which are reflected on the SDFM website.)  We have found that the best suggestions for speakers come from our members, so please tell us about any person or subject you think may be of interest...We will follow up on your suggestions and try to make it a program...Anyone giving a program will receive a complementary DVD as a token of our appreciation...

We will continue the SDFM Scholarship program in 2020 for a selected student who graduated from the South Dorchester Pre-K through 8 School and If you would like to financially support this program, your contribution will be appreciated and tax-deductible..

Your active membership is the main financial support we receive, and make our efforts to preserve the history of Lower Dorchester County possible...Membership forms are available at our Programs or on the SDFM website...Please join SDFM if you are not a member already...

       Please be safe! Thank you   Terry Crannell, President....

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