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LESHC 15th Annual Meeting
The Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area is pleased to announce their 15th Annual Luncheon Meeting & Heritage Awards, Wednesday April 29, 2015 at the Wicomico Youth and Civic Center Flanders Room in Salisbury, MD from 10:30am to 1:15pm. Venue includes luncheon, silent auction fundraiser, 20 mini grant project exhibits and Heritage Award honors.

Keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan B.M.Langley, the State of Maryland Underwater Archaeologist and Director of the Maryland Maritime Archaeology Program within the SHPOs Office of Preservation Services. She will be speaking on Pirates of the Chesapeake.

Dr. Susan Langley currently Chairs and holds the Archaeological Research seat for the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary’s Advisory Council, and is Co-Chair of the Geographic Planning Workgroup for emergency response contingency planning, which coordinates federal, State, regional and local agencies. Dr. Langley is an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities, where she teaches underwater archaeology and the history of piracy. She also taught maritime archaeology in Thailand for several years for the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) which is part of UNESCO. Dr. Langley is also an active scuba instructor and lectures through the Maryland Humanities Council Speakers Bureau and internationally on a broad range of subjects, including bees and beekeeping as she is the beekeeper for the hive at Government House.

Early bird pricing of $25 for individual registration until March 31 and $30 starting April 1. Deadline is April 24. Advance payments only. Sponsorships are available at various levels from $100 and up. Items for the silent auction fundraiser are also being sought. All are great ways to promote your business, organization or bring a group of friends, while supporting a great cause. Deadline for sponsorships and silent auction items is April 20.

You may mail a check, pay cash in our office or pay online via credit card right now with Eventbrite. Checks may be mailed to LESHC, 212 W Main St, Suite 309, Salisbury, MD 21801. Contact 410 677-4706, email leshc1@aol.com to learn more about our Annual Meeting or to register.
All proceeds go to support the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area Council which is a non-profit 501©3. LESHC is one of 13 certified Heritage Areas in the State of Maryland , funded in part by MHAA and works to promote, preserve and protect the culture and heritage of the lower eastern shore.
 
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In Delmarva History
April 6, 1650
Maryland General Assembly divided into an upper and lower house.

April 10, 1877
Three days of strong coastal storms caused heavy beach erosion.

April 13, 1926
Cape Henlopen Lighthouse collapsed after years of weather damage and abandonment.

April 15, 1964
The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel opened. It was named one of the 7 modern engineering wonders of the world.

April 17, 1990
Strong winds associated with heavy storms gusted to 75 mph in the Chesapeake Bay area of Virginia.

April 19, 1999
The second (parallel) span of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge tunnel opens for traffic.

April 19, 1774
The last colonial General Assembly was suspended in Maryland.

April 21, 1649
Religious toleration law enacted in Maryland.

April 24, 1987
Thunderstorms dumped up to seven inches of rain in Virginia over the course of three days.

April 28, 1788
The Maryland Convention was the 7th state to ratify US Constitution.

April 29, 1813
British take and destroy Frenchtown near Elk Landing (Elkton), Cecil County before heading to the Battle of Baltimore.

April 30, 1990
Thunderstorms moving over the Chesapeake Bay flooded U.S. Route 50 on Kent Island Maryland, with several inches of water. This caused a seventeen-mile long traffic jam.
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