On Saturday, June 19, 2010 LCHP will celebrate the emancipation of enslaved people in America at Watkins Regional Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland between 12 noon and 5 pm. The day will feature musical and inspirational performances, living history demonstrations, old-fashion games for children and adults, food vendors and exhibitors including LCHP. Musical and Dance performances will also take place on the main stage. State Senator Ulysses S. Currie, Prince George’s County Councilman Samuel H. Dean and Chairman of the Prince George’s County Planning Board, Samuel J. Parker are the hosts for this celebration. For More Information-(240) 264-3415 or http://www.pgparks.com/page17453.aspx
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.
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.
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.
Today is the first day of spring and the Lakeland Community Heritage Project is prepared to celebrate the season with a Festival of Music. Mark your calendars on Sunday, May 16, 2010, 5:00 PM for the LCHP Festival of Music at the Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland-College Park. This celebration of Lakeland’s musical tradition and Lakeland’s 120th year will be reminiscent of a similar event held in the community on the same date more than 50 years ago. In the words of Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, “I learned that if you bring black people together, you bring them together with a song. To this day, I don’t understand how people think they can bring anybody together without a song.”
Our host for the evening will be Patrick Ellis of WHUR radio and performers will include students of the Ottley School of Music, Hyattsville, the Queens Chapel Male Chorus and Queens Chapel Children’s Choir of Queens Chapel UM Church, Beltsville, pianist Janet Gillens, as well as soloists Don Jones and Sydney Jones. We will update this listing as additional artists are confirmed.
Tickets are just $15.00 for this historic event and with the purchase of one adult ticket you may request two free tickets for children and young adults under the age of 18. For tickets or more information call us at 301-345-3365 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to all of our guests and LCHP members for a delightful evening at the Lakeland Dinner Dance last week. Our distinguished guests for the evening included State Senator Jim Rosapepe and his wife NPR journalist Sheilah Kast and Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk. Senator Rosapepe presented Lakeland with a Governor’s Citation and Delegate Peña-Melnyk delivered Lakeland with a Citation from the Maryland General Assembly, both recognizing Lakeland’s 120th Anniversary. The Lakeland Community Heritage Project owes a special thanks to JUTP for the link, Diane Weems Ligon, Vie Shaps Jones, Pearl Lee and James Edwards III, Elizabeth Adams, Pamela Boardley, Joy Sharps, and Cookie Brooks.
Please join us this Friday, March 12, 2010 for the Lakeland Community Heritage Project Dinner Dance, honoring The Counts, Dutchess, Lakeland Tavern, Lakeland Hall, Elks Club and The Nine Wonders Club and the rich history of “good times” in Lakeland. To purchase your tickets or learn more about the event, please contact Diane Ligon at 301-441-1697, Vie Sharps Jones at 301-464-0074 or email email@example.com
Location: Holiday Inn College Park, 10000 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD
Cost: $40.00 per person $70.00 per couple
Time: 8 PM – 12 PM
Music and dinner will be provided