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Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum Presents its Fifth Annual Chocolate Garden Tea and Luncheon.


Saturday, May 13, 2017

Friends of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum Presents its Fifth Annual Chocolate Garden Tea and Luncheon.

Theme: History through Fashion–Character Fashion Show.

This event is a fundraiser for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum.

10th Annual Masquerade Ball with A Cotton Club Twist


Friday, November 3, 2017
10th Annual Masquerade Ball with A Cotton Club Twist

(More details to come later in the year.)

ANNUAL CHOCOLATE GARDEN TEA AND LUNCHEON WITH SPECIAL GUEST CECILIA SUMMERS AUTHOR OF “WE’RE CROSSIN’ OVER ONE BY ONE”.


PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

 FRIENDS OF THE DOLEMAN BLACK HERITAGE MUSEUM PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL

CHOCOLATE GARDEN TEA AND LUNCHEON WITH SPECIAL GUEST CECILIA SUMMERS AUTHOR OF “WE’RE CROSSIN’ OVER ONE BY ONE”.

Hagerstown, MD July 16, 2018 – This is a fundraiser for the Doleman Black Heritage Museum(DBHM) which is a nonprofit 501 c 3 located at 540 N. Locust Street, Hagerstown, MD. Friends of DBHM invites you to come out in support of our Annual Chocolate Garden Tea and Luncheon. This year we celebrate the consciousness, love, and power of women making a difference in the community.

Our special guest is dynamic new author, Cecilia Summers of “We’re Crossin’ Over One By One” is riveting tale of the Brooks Family of Front Royal, Virginia and their family secret that changed the course of U.S. history. Cecelia became aware that one of her ancestors was freed before the Emancipation Proclamation. She speculated as to why he continued to reside in the slave state of Virginia. And, after further genealogical research, she wrote her first novel; WE’RE CROSSIN’ OVER ONE BY ONE, the evocative saga of her fictitious ancestor’s incredible story.

We invite you to come out and enjoy an afternoon of great fun traveling through history. As in the past there will be raffles, a hat parade, door prize, food and entertainment.

Time and Date: 3:00 – 5:00 PM,  (Doors open at 2 pm) SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

Location: ST. MARK’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 18313 Lappans Road, Boonsboro, MD 21713

Catering by: Applause Caterers and International Tea’s by JPMino Coffee’s

Ticket Donation: $25.00

To Purchase Tickets: Rosemary Lucas @ 301-797-5884   OR   Elaine Mason @ 301-331-7275

Thank you Delegate John Dononghue and Senator Donald Munson


On March 14 the Maryland General Assembly passed a $25,000 Bond Bill for the DBHM; for property acquisition and planning and design work, that was introduced and supported by Delegate John P. Dononghue, D-Washingtion Co. and Senator Donald Munson, R-Washington Co.; during the 2009 regular session. For more information, go to mlis.state.md.us and click on “Bill Information and Status.”

A special thank you to Delegate John Dononghue and Senator Donald Munson; for their diligence in seeing that a Bond Bill passed to support the DBHM and to their continued support in the success of the Doleman Black Heritage Museum.

U.S. Senator Tours Museum


U.S. Senator Tours Museum

On April 25, 2009, U.S. Senator Benjamin Cardin toured the museum in support of our efforts to acquiring and refurbishing a building for the future home of the DBHM. “This is a unique collection . . . it allows us to touch history and to understand a different time . . .”; Senator Cardin noted that finding funding, in tough economic times as these, will be challenging; but understands and sees the importance of our endeavors.

For more information, read full article:

Needs Assessment on its Way


Mary Beth Coorigan, of Kensington, Maryland, has been named by the City of Hagerstown, as the consultant to assess the DBHM collection. Mary Beth, who was chosen by a six-member panel on October 31, 2008, for her experience in the conservation of historic artifacts; will assess the historic significance of the collection and recommend conservation strategies, for the collection.

Corrigan will earn $30,000 for her services; $15,000 of that amount was covered by a Maryland Heritage Area Authority Grant and the remaining was matched by the City’s General Fund Contingency. The assessment began in January 2009 and is expected to be completed by late 2009.

For more information, read full article:

Recruitment Drive


With the success of our first fundraiser on November 19, 2008, we recognize the need to continue to recruit volunteers to serve on our committeess for continued sucess of our fundraising events. For more information on serving on one of our commitees or volunteering your time to an upcoming event email us at info@dolemanbhm.vpweb.com.

The Doleman Black Heritage Museum (DBHM), a non-profit organization, is in search of enthusiastic, community-minded individuals to assist in moving the DBHM into its next chapter. Committee members are needed to fill several positions in order to make this endeavor a success. Please consider becoming a volunteer and join one of our committees to help plan special events, organize fund-raisers, build membership, and brainstorm ideas.

The Doleman Black Heritage Museum is currently recruiting individuals to serve on these committees:

  • Strategic Planning- Responsible for creating the organization’s 3-5 year plan and updating the board of the progress
  • Fund-raising- Responsible for identifying potential donors.
  • Special Events- Responsible for overseeing the organization’s special events.
  • Membership- Responsible for recruiting new board members or associate members to the organization.

We hope you will join us in building the Doleman Black Heritage Museum into a progressive and viable entity that our communities can be proud of. The Doleman Black Heritage Museum is a wonderful opportunity to help enhance Washington County by providing a diverse and innovative project that will aid in revitalizing the communities of Hagerstown.

2008 Jazz Fundraise


On October 19, 2008 the DBHM hosted their 1st fundraiser, ‘An Evening of Jazz’, at the University System of Maryland at Hagersown. The featured artist for the evening was world renowned jazz pianist Marcus Johnson.

The love and support that was displayed in coming out to support this fundraiser was beautiful. We plan to have many more amazing events like this and invite everyone to come and enjoy the festivites.

To all the sponsors, donators and volunteers your contributions were invaluable and this event would not have been the success it was without your support.

Much Love,
DBHM

An Evening of Jazz’ was Sponsored by:

The City of Hagerstown, Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, University System of Maryland at Hagerstown, Fleetwood Designs, Grand Venice Inn-Best Western, Hagerstown Hotel & Convention Center (formally Four Points Sheraton), Hagerstown Bookbinding & Printing Co., Cocoa-Cola Bottling Co., Target, National Golden Tissue and Pretty Settings.