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