By Tianna Beckles
FISHING CREEK, Md.- The community is invited to join the South Dorchester Folk Museum for its annual membership dinner and meeting for the month of November. The event will be held on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Old Salty's Restaurant, 2560 Hoopers Island Road in Fishing Creek.
This year, Brice Stump will be the featured speaker at the event. Stump has been with the Daily Times in Salisbury for 36 years and is an award-winning journalist and photographer. He has authored several books on Eastern Shore history and was inducted into the Maryland-Delaware-DC Journalism Hall of Fame in College Park.
Stump's lecture will feature the history of Joseph Ridgaway whose father was a sailing captain who interacted with area ports including Dorchester. Joseph was second in command of the ill-fated submarine, "H. L. Hunley", that was used by the Confederate Navy in the first successful destruction of an enemy ship by a submarine. A key part of the program is about Joseph's photo and how research may have solved a mystery, something that all history lovers would find of interest.
The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Those interested in attending should mail their reservations with payment by Oct. 28 to the South Dorchester Folk Museum, P. O. Box 181, Church Creek, MD 21622.
For information about this program or the SDFM, contact John S. “Pat” Neild at (410) 228-6175 or Lynne Mills at (410) 228-3721 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.