Meet LCHP at the Trolley Trail

On Saturday, June 8 from 12 noon to 4;00. Come celebrate our community’s heritage at Trolley Trail Day. LCHP will be there. Come see us at the event hub, Old Parish Hall, 4711 Knox Road, College Park, MD 20740. This event is sponsored by College-Park-University Partnerships, Maryland Milestones /ATHA Inc and Hyattsville CDC. For more information see the event site on web.

Meet the newly elected LCHP officers

Chairperson, Maxine Gross “I grew up and was educated here in Prince George’s County, Maryland beginning at Lakeland Elementary School. I hold an undergraduate degree form the University of Maryland, College Park and a master’s degree from Bowie State University. I am committed to LCHP’s mission, to preserve Lakeland’s story in the words of Lakeland’s people.”

Vice Chairperson, George Randall “My homestead is in Lakeland. I am a graduate of Prince George’s County Schools and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Mount Saint Mary’s University.”

Secretary, Mary Corbin Sies is a faculty member in the Department of American Studies at the University of Maryland. Her scholarship focuses on the history of suburbia in the U.S., community studies, and the history of the built environment. She has been working with LCHP since 2009 and her students have worked collaboratively with Lakeland residents to complete several community engaged projects about Lakeland heritage.

Treasurer, Myron Gray is a member of the Lakeland diaspora. He grew up in Lakeland and now makes his home in North Carolina.


Celebrate Black History with Our Annual Meeting and a Pot Luck Meal

annual meeting posterPlease come to the Annual Meeting of Lakeland Community Heritage Project (LCHP) on Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 PM in the Lakeland Room of College Park Community Center. We will hold the meeting and celebrate Black History Month with a Pot Luck Dinner.  The community center is located at 5051 Pierce Avenue, College Park, Maryland 20740. The agenda will include election of the board and officers, a proposed Bylaw change, report of 2018 activities and discussion of the future of LCHP including the Archives. Please be ready to renew your LCHP membership in order to participate in the business meeting.
The proposed Bylaw change is found here.

Food and Music for Saturday Parade and Picnic

This Saturday, September 22 is the Great Lakeland Parade and Picnic. Our parade will feature the Marching Band of Fairmont Heights High School. Stepping of from College Park Community Center at noon the parade will continue on Pierce Avenue take 54th Avenue then travel along Lakeland Road. It will then pass Lakeland Park on Rhode Island Avenue and conclude back at College Park Community Center.

The center of activity on Saturday will be Lakeland Park at the corner of Lakeland Road and Rhode Island Avenue. Not only will that be the site of the parade viewing stand but you will also find great food for sale and live music. Lakeland’s own Chang Band will play. Our vendor will have chicken boxes, hamburgers and hot dogs for purchase.  Buy your meal or bring one along with you. The parade starts at noon. Just come on out, make yourself at home and enjoy.