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LCHP at Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Saturday, May 1, 2010     11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Reginald F. Lewis Museum Book Presentations and Signing

830 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202-4403

  • The Lakeland Community Heritage Project of College Park and William Poe of Calvert County explore two new photo history books Lakeland: African Americans in College Park and African Americans of Calvert County. In conjunction with the fourth annual May meeting of the Agnes Kane Callum Chapter of the Baltimore Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society (BAAGHS).

            Museum admission required. BAAGHS members $5.
            For more information call 443-263-1816.

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Meet us at Maryland Day

LCHP will be joining the City of College Park under their big tent at Maryland Day, the University of Maryland College Park’s annual open house. This festival of fun and leaning will take place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10 am to 4 PM.  Come by and say hi. You may also volunteer with us for part of the day by sending a message to LakelandCHP@yahoo.com.  See you next week.

Prince George’s County Historical Society Award

On Sunday, April 25, 2010 the Prince Georges Historical Society will host their annual St.   Georges Day Dinner in celebration of the County’s founding.  During the event they recognize “individuals and groups who have made significant contributions to the preservation of our county heritage”. This year they will honor LCHP with a St. George’s Award for our publication of Lakeland African Americans in College Park. Thank you to each and every one of you for making this Project possible.

New date set for LCHP Dinner Dance

 Due to extreme weather conditions the event scheduled for  Friday, February 12, 2010 was been postponed. It will be held on March 12, 2010. Tickets are still available. To get yours please contact Diane Ligon – 301 441- 1697, Vie Sharps Jones – 301 464-0074, Cookie Brooks – 301 474-2082 or email LakelandHistory@yahoo.com

In 2010 Lakeland Celebrates 120 Years

Come celebrate with an evening

of  good music, good food and good friends

February 12, 2010 Friday, March 12, 2010

Location: Holiday Inn College Park

10000 Baltimore Avenue College Park, Maryland

Cost:         $40.00 per person $70.00 per couple

Time:         8 PM – 12 PM

DJ, dinner

LCHP Annual Meeting Held

During LCHP’s annual membership meeting the organization’s new officers Board of Directors were elected. The group includes both founding members and new faces.

Executive Committee

Maxine Gross –  Chairperson

  • Ms. Gross is a 5th generation Lakelander. This will be her second term as the Chairperson of LCHP

Violetta Sharps Jones- Vice Chairperson

  • Ms. Sharps Jones has Lakeland ties going back many generations. She is one of the authors of Lakeland: African Americans in College Park.

Maggie Johnson –Treasurer

  • Ms. Johnson is a member of an old Lakeland family. She will be serving her second term as treasurer.

Diane Weems Ligon – Corresponding Secretary and Planning Committee Chairperson

  • A member of one of Lakeland’s founding families, Ms. Ligon is a former Vice Chairperson of LCHP.

Monroe Dennis – Recording Secretary

  • Mr. Dennis is a long time Lakeland resident and President of the Lakeland Civic Association.

Board Members

  • Portia Barker | Ms. Barker has been a LCHP volunteer for more than a year. She is currently a PhD student in the American Studies department of the University of Maryland.
  • Pearl Lee Campbell Edwards | An author of Lakeland: African Americans in College Park Ms. Campbell Edwards grew up and attended school in Lakeland. Her family played a major role in the community’s history.
  • Robert Catlin | City of College Park Councilman and Berwyn resident, this will be his second term on the LCHP board.
  • Delphine Gross, Collections and Archives Committee Chairperson | A Masters degreed Historian, Ms. Gross grew up in and continues to live in Lakeland.
  • Dr. Mary Corbin Sies | Dr. Sies is Associate Professor and co-director of the Material Culture/Visual Culture Working Group. She is also an affiliate faculty member in the departments of Women’s Studies and African American Studies Department, the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation, and the National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education.
  • Eli Pousson, Publicity Committee Chairperson | Mr. Pousson began work with LCHP as a graduate student more than 3 years ago. He has consistently lent his technology expertise to completion of projects. Currently he is the LCHP  webmaster.
  • Forrest Tyler | Dr. Tyler is a professor emeritus in the University of Maryland’s department of Psychology.
  • Sandra Tyler |  Berwyn resident and founding LCHP member Ms. Tyler recently served as LCHP recording secretary. 

Black History Celebration at Historic Lakeland School

LCHP was the guest of the Washington Brazilian Seventh Day Adventist Church in the historic Lakeland School building for the LCHP Black History Celebration. The event featured presentations by University of Maryland Graduate Students in Historic Preservation who had spent the semester working with the Lakeland Community Heritage Project to investigate the history of the community on the east side of the tracks.. Students presented their research findings on patterns of settlement, people, employment, housing, and neighborhood institutions. Many audience members were impressed by the fine work achieved by the students and the members of the Lakeland Community Heritage project would like to thank Dr. Mary Sies and all of her students for their hard work over the last 6 months.

UMD Students during Black History Celebration
Potluck meal at Black History Celebration
Potluck meal at Black History Celebration
Hallway in Historic Lakeland School

February: Book Signings and Good Times

Come celebrate Lakeland “Good Times”, its social clubs and tavern nights with a Lakeland Dinner Dance. The joint will be jumping on Friday, February 12, 2010 from 8 PM to Midnight at the College Park Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, Maryland. This event is a fundraiser for LCHP. Tickets are $40.00 per person or$70.00 per couple. For tickets or more information contact  LCHP by e-mail at lakelandhistory@yahoo.com or call Diane Ligon – 301 441- 1697, Vie Sharps Jones – 301 464-0074 or Cookie Brooks – 301 474-2082

LCHP will be taking part in two Black History Month book signing events. On Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 1:30 PM LCHP volunteers will be selling and signing copies of our book, Lakeland: African Americans in College Park at the ASALH 84th Annual Black History Month Luncheon.  For tickets  and information contact ASALH at 202 865 0053 or see their website.  LCHP will participate in another book signing on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at 7:00 at Barnes and Noble, 4801 Bethesda Avenue, Bethesda, MD 2814. See the Barnes and Noble store website for more information. We look forward to seeing you.