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FY18 Mini Grant Round now open! . Dates of manatory workshops are….
We are now accepting applications for the new FY18 mini grant round as of September 11, 2017. Due date for all applications is Monday October 16 no later than noon. No late applications will be considered.

The FY18 mini grant program this year has $11,000 to distribute for local small projects within the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Area comprised of Wicomico, Worcester, and Somerset Counties .

New this year: An emailed signed application including additional documents plus original hard copy application with additional documents is required.

To find out more, FY18 mini grant application and guideline requirement may be downloaded here:

All interested applicants must attend 1 of three technical workshops in order to submit. Dates for the workshops are September 19 at 9:30 am, and 2 sessions on September 22 at 9:30 am and at 2:00 pm. Advance registration is necessary to provide packets for attendees. There is no cost for these workshops. Contact the LESHC office at 410-677-4706 or email info@lowershoreheritage for your reservation.

Workshop Location: Technical workshops will be held in the Gallery Building in Salisbury at 212 W Main Street. Parking is encouraged at the City parking lot directly behind the Gallery Building. Parking there is 2 hours for free.
 
This Month
In Delmarva History
November 1, 1855
During November Kitty Knight passed away. She single handedly convinced British troops not to burn homes in Georgetown, Maryland during the War of 1812.

November 1, 1864
Maryland slaves were emancipated by State Constitution of 1864.

November 2, 1732
Birth date of John Dickinson in Talbot County, Maryland. Dikinson was elected President of Delaware in 1781. He initially objected to American Independence but he was eventually one of the framers of the Constitution.

November 3, 1686
Property for Askiminikonson Indian reservation on the Pocomoke River west of Snow Hill, Maryland was surveyed but not recorded officially so it would not legally belong to the Indians.

November 5, 1913
Digging began on the Lewes & Rehoboth Canal in Delaware, which had been authorized by U.S. River and Harbor Act of 1912.

November 1, 1704
During November the first Assembly of Delaware's counties was convened in New Castle.

November 13, 1926
Harry Hughes, Maryland governor (1979-1987) was born in Easton.

November 13, 1904
During a late season hurricane the schooner Robert J. Poulson went down one-half mile southwest of Hog Island, Virginia.

November 19, 1861
New York Times reported that 4,000 troops arrived in Accomack, Virginia, from Newtown in Worcester County, Maryland to put down rebel insurgents.

November 19, 1925
The steamship Lenape a World War I troop transport ship, was burned at sea just before it was scuttled off the Delaware coast.

November 30, 1782
Volunteers from Onancock attacked British ships off Hog Island, Virginia in order to stop the plundering of American ships and the local fishing fleet.
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