Downtown Cambridge announces that 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 October 19th through November 30th 2019. Cambridge / Dorchester was selected from dozens of applicant communities and is among 6 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, Harriett 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, Mid-Shore 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 Deevelopment. Other community partners include the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay, Black Water Paddle & Peddle, and Harriet Tubman Tours.
Dorchester County Department of Tourism was also 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.
A stakeholder information meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31st at 3pm – 5pm at Dorchester Center for the Arts. Any individuals or entity representatives interested in learning more about how to participate in the exhibit and explore programming participation opportunities in 2019 are encouraged to attend the introduction and brainstorming session.
More information about the stakeholder meeting and the Maryland Humanities traveling exhibit in Cambridge is available online at DowntownCambridge.org. Downtown Cambridge is a non-profit organization working to revitalize the Cambridge Main Street district, thanks to the work of amazing volunteers and entrepreneurs.