Youth Event in Honor of Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month youth ages 12 to 26 are invited to be the guests of Lakeland Community Heritage Project and the Maryland Institute on Technology in the Humanities  on Sunday, February ll, 201 at 1 :45 PM  for a presentation and discussion on our, Lakeland history and how they think technology should be used to share that history with young scholars and others. This session will include lunch and will be held at Hornbake Library on
the University of Maryland Campus at 1:45. Parking will be available in the garage to the rear of that building.
Please RSVP to Maxine Gross at 240-643-7264 by February 4, 2018
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LCHP Annual Meeting and Archive Action

LCHP’s Annual Membership Meeting will be on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at 2:00 at Jason’s Deli on Baltimore Avenue in College Park. Our special guests will be representatives from the Maryland Institute for Technology in Humanities. Come learn about our archive project and let your voice be heard on the direction OUR Archive should take. Please come help plan the future of LCHP. Share your ideas and concerns or even volunteer to help. Parking is free on Sunday and students will still be on winter break.

Annual Membership Meeting: A Red Letter Day!

Our Annual Membership Meeting will be held on Sunday, January 7 at 2:00 at Jason’s Deli on Baltimore Avenue in College Park. Our special guests will be representatives from the Maryland Institute for Technology in Humanities. Come learn about our Archive project and let your voice be heard on the direction OUR Archive should take. Please come help plan the future of LCHP. This will be your chance to share your ideas and concerns or even volunteer to help. Parking is free on Sunday and students will still be on winter break.

Report from Knoebles Amusement Park

Early on a Thursday morning our bus pulled out of Lakeland and traveled the three hours north to Elysburg and the ride was comfortable and the park was all you could wish for. Everyone had fun young people swam and rode to their hearts content with rarely a line. Older adults found plenty of shady seats to chat the day away between rides and enjoying an ice cream, popcorn, or another treat. For lunch some packed a gourmet meal while others eat at or of the on site restaurants

A few even did both. All rode home with smiles and plans to do it again next year. Reserve your space early and join the fun next year on Thursday, June 28, 2018. The bus will have pick up locations in Lakeland and in Baltimore County. Just email George Randall at georgerandall26@gmail.com

How to Continue Preserving and Sharing?

DSCF8149The mission of LCHP is to collect, preserve and interpret the heritage and history of those African Americans who lived in, and or had association with the Lakeland community of Prince George’s County, Maryland from the late 19th century to the present. We have done that through events but how do we best share our collections with a wider audience and how do we preserve them for the future? Those are questions LCHP is working diligently to answer. The University of Maryland’s Digital Humanities program is lending their efforts and expertise in helping us answer those big questions. With their help a working group has been established with to explore optioned, develop a plan and identify resources for carrying out LCHP’s plan. To make this happen we have also brought  to the table representatives from the University of Maryland’s Ischool and LCHP volunteers. Before this process is fully underway we want to hear the views, ideas and concerns of LCHP members and the Lakeland community as a whole. You can share buy taking part in or forums this fall. For the dates please watch our website lakelandCHP.com or join our email list by sending your email address. via email at Lakelandhistory.@yahoo.com and we will keep send you all the latest LCHP news.

Retaining the community’s control over the archive material and keeping the LCHP Archive secure and available to families, scholars, and the public remain our goal. We need your help to shape that future and make it a reality.

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New Volunteers

We are pleased to welcome four new LCHP volunteers Elece, Allie, Nicole and Rohan. You may have already heard from them. Four University of Maryland students are working with us this term. They are students of a service learning section of Communications 107. They will be helping LCHP communicate with members and carrying out interviews to add to the LCHP Archive as well as serving as helping with various tasks during Heritage Weekend. Be sure to stop by and greet them. We are grateful to them and their teacher Ms. Farzad for their expertise and willing, professional attitudes.