Monthly Archives: November 2013

There are Souvenirs, and then there are Souvenirs

This is a sad topic but one I have been mulling over, particularly lately after running across an old newspaper article that I hadn’t read before — about the 1931 lynching of Matthew Williams in Salisbury, Maryland. And if you … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People

Dorchester County: Madison Church Records

If you are researching names in Dorchester County, Maryland, you might visit the Nabb Research Center at Salisbury University and ask to see the Madison church ledger, for the Madison circuit of the Methodist Episcopal church, including Madison, Smithville and … Continue reading

Posted in Churches, Maryland, People

The Green Book: Delmarva

Watching a PBS program prompted me to take a look at The Green Book and to find the listings shown for Delmarva.  You can find the 1949 edition on the internet, the publication then called “The Negro Motorist Green Book,” … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, Maryland, People, Virginia

Ruth Starr Rose: Heart & Style of the Harlem Renaissance

Several Eastern Shore publications highlight the late Talbot County, Maryland, artist Ruth Starr Rose (1887-1965), among them Shore Life , Sacred Art Pilgrim and The Star Democrat.  If you haven’t read them, be sure to check them out. Browsing the … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People

George White: In the Dead Fire’s Ashes

Thank you, Dr. Ray Thompson, of the Nabb Research Center of Salisbury University, for taking the several steps it took to borrow the film In the Dead Fire’s Ashes from the University of Delaware so that I could watch it.  … Continue reading

Posted in Delaware, People

East New Market: anyone know these buildings?

Back in 1996, I was driving around this area outside of East New Market, Dorchester County, Maryland, snapping pictures of a place I knew nothing about at the time.  But one photo I took back then has always made me … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People

East New Market History Website

On an earlier post I mentioned Frank Collins’ East New Market website.  Frank, along with other avid history lovers, put a lot of time and expertise into this amazing website.  If you are doing any research in this Maryland community, … Continue reading

Posted in Maryland, People