East New Market Heritage Day Oct. 1
East New Market Heritage Day will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, celebrating the 15th Annual African American History at Faith Community United Methodist Church, 509 Railroad Ave., East New Market, Maryland, 21631. The theme for 2016 is, “Footprints of the Past.” Keynote speaker, Dr. Kate Clifford Larson is the author of three critically acclaimed biographies: Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, Portrait of an American Hero (2004), now in production at HBO for an Original Movie starring Viola Davis; Rosemary; The Hidden Kennedy Daughter (2015), a New York Times best seller; and The Assassin’s Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln (2008). With degrees from Simmons College and Northeastern University, and a doctorate in history from the University of New Hampshire, Larson specializes in 19th and 20th century U.S. Women’s and African American History. She has been a consultant and interpretive specialist for numerous museum, community and public history initiatives related to Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad in Maryland, Delaware, and New York, including the 125 mile Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, an All-American Road, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center in Dorchester County, the National Park Service’s Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Park Special Resource Study, and the Harriet Tubman Home in Auburn, N.Y. She lives in Winchester, Mass. Music by Waugh Chapel United Methodist Church, Cambridge, Maryland, Pianist, Shirley Stanley, Liturgical rendition, Atear Frock and fine Eastern Shore meal for sale.