A Star goes out


LCHP regrets the passing of Festival of Music performer, Don Jones.  Our heartfelt condolences go out to the Jones family and Don’s many friends.

LCHP Festival of Music with host Patrick Ellis

Treat yourself and the special young people in your life to this celebration of stars on Sunday, May, 16, 2010 (5pm) at Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. Tickets are just $15 for adults and free for children. Get yours today by calling 301 345-3692.

Talented local artists of all ages will present a program of music in celebration of the community of Lakeland’s 120th year and the enduring spirit of those Prince Georgians who continue to reach for the stars.


  • Queens Chapel Male Chorus from the church website “The Queen’s Chapel Male Chorus of Beltsville, Maryland has been using the gift of song to glorify God for 45 years. Originating in the early 1960’s as the Muirkirk Male Chorus, the group has emerged as an internationally-known choral organization.”
  • Don Jones – Prominent local vocal artist. Mr. Jones is a Kennedy Center performer.
  • Janet Randall Gillens – Lakelander and pianist, Ms. Gillens also performed in a similar event in Lakeland on May 16, 1958.
  • Queens Chapel Young People’s Choir currently having more than 50 choir members between the ages of 6 and 18 this chior represents Queens Chapel United Methodist Church in Beltsville, Maryland. This congregation has had a close relationship with the Lakeland Community sharing ties of family and friendship stretching back many generations.
  • Students of Ottley Music School- Now in its 37th year Ottley Music School of Hyattsville, Maryland provides the highest caliber of music education to students of all ages.
  • Soloists, Diann Sims Dwight, Sydney Jones, and William Mason  

Bring the whole family for this evening of music and celebration. Do not miss this event of a lifetime.

LCHP to exhibit at Juneteenth Celebration

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

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.

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.