Cam­bridge, Dorch­ester se­lected for “Wa­ter/Ways” trav­el­ing ex­hibit

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CAM­BRIDGE — Down­town Cam­bridge re­cently an­nounced Cam­bridge and Dorch­ester County were se­lected as a host com­mu­nity by the Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties to re­ceive a “Wa­ter/Ways” trav­el­ing ex­hibit.

“Wa­ter/Ways” is the next Smith­so­nian Mu­seum on Main Street trav­el­ing ex­hi­bi­tion to be toured by Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties statewide from May 2019 through March 2020. Cam­bridge and Dorch­ester County will host the ex­hibit be­gin­ning Oct. 19, 2019 through Nov. 30, 2019. Cam­bridge/Dorch­ester was se­lected from dozens of ap­pli­cant com­mu­ni­ties and is among six Mary­land com­mu­ni­ties to host the ex­hibit.

With the pro­gram­matic sup­port and guid­ance of Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties, part­ner or­ga­ni­za­tions and stake­hold­ers will de­velop com­ple­men­tary ex­hibits, host pub­lic pro­grams, and fa­cil­i­tate ed­u­ca­tional ini­tia­tives to raise peo­ple’s un­der­stand­ing of what wa­ter means cul­tur­ally, so­cially and spir­i­tu­ally here in Dorch­ester County.

Part­ner or­ga­ni­za­tions in­clude Dorch­ester Cham­ber of Com­merce, Shore Rivers, Black Wa­ter Wildlife Refuge, Har­riet Tub­man State Park, Richard­son Mar­itime Mu­seum, Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts, Dorch­ester County His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, Dorch­ester Cit­i­zens for Planned Growth, Dorch­ester County Pub­lic Li­brary, Her­itage Skip­jack Com­mit­tee, MidShore Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion, Nathan of Dorch­ester Skip­jack Com­mit­tee, Chop­tank River Light­house Foun­da­tion, The Na­ture Con­ser­vancy, Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Foun­da­tion, The City of Cam­bridge Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment, and Dorch­ester County Tourism & Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment. Other com­mu­nity part­ners in­clude the Hy­att Re­gency Ch­e­sa­peake Bay, Black Wa­ter Pad­dle & Ped­dle and Har­riet Tub­man Tours.

Dorch­ester County De­part­ment of Tourism also was re­cently awarded $5,000 from Mary­land Her­itage Area Author­ity (MHAA) to sup­port the cre­ation of a com­pli­men­tary lo­cal ex­hibit that will ac­com­pany the “Wa­ter/Ways” trav­el­ing ex­hibit while hosted in Cam­bridge/ Dorch­ester County. Both the trav­el­ing “Wa­ter/Ways” ex­hibit and the com­pli­men­tary lo­cal ex­hibit will be hosted at Dorch­ester Cen­ter for the Arts, 321 High Street.

More in­for­ma­tion about the stake­holder meet­ing and the Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties trav­el­ing ex­hibit in Cam­bridge is avail­able on­line at Down­townCam­bridge.org. Down­town Cam­bridge is a non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion work­ing to re­vi­tal­ize the Cam­bridge Main Street dis­trict, thanks to the work of vol­un­teers and en­trepreneurs.

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Cam­bridge and Dorch­ester County were se­lected as a host com­mu­nity by the Mary­land Hu­man­i­ties to re­ceive a “Wa­ter/ Ways” trav­el­ing ex­hibit.

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