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
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
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.
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.
- 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.
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.
Lakeland Community Heritage Project Vice-President and Historian Violetta Sharps Jones will be speaking at two upcoming Black History Month events in Prince George’s County. The first event, an Open Mic & Local Authors Book Signing, will take place on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 will take place at the Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex located at 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover. Join LCHP in a celebration of the oratory talents of area residents as they share their own visions of the past, present and future in “spoken word.” The second event is a Seniors Show & Tell located in Lakeland at the College Park Community Center at 5051 Pierce Avenue on February 25, 2010 (date change) , from 10 AM to 12 PM. The event is a special opportunity for seniors to share stories and life experiences while enjoying lunch with friends. Call 301-441-2647 for more information.
Of course, we are looking forward to celebrating our history in style at the Lakeland Dinner Dance on Friday, February 12, 2010 from 8 PM to Midnight at the College Park Holiday Inn, 10000 Baltimore Avenue College Park, Maryland. Tickets are $40.00 per person or$70.00 per couple and proceeds from the event go to support LCHP exhibits and programs. For tickets or more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Diane Ligon (301-441- 1697), Vie Sharps Jones (301 464-0074), or Cookie Brooks (301-474-2082).