Coming Projects

Request For Proposals - Mural Design, Fabrication and Installation along the Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway


The Dorchester County Toursim Department is seeking proposals from experienced artists for the design and execution of an approximately 25' x 15' mural on the white, corrugated metal wall at JM Clayton Crab Company on Cambridge Creek in Cambridge, Maryland.


This project is part of a mural corridor of 10 artworks along the Michener Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway in Dorchester and Caroline counties. The murals will reflect Chesapake themes, including agriculture, working the water, crabs, oysters, waterfowl, history and the natural landscape. The purpose of the murals is to display a historical snapshot of the community that willl engage travelers and enhance their appreciation of qualities that make Chesapeake Country unique.


Proposals must be received at the Dorchester County Tourism Department by 2:00 PM on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 to be considered.

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Handsell Plantation

The plantation house known as Handsell, located north of Vienna, Maryland on Indiantown Road is built on the site of the Chicone Native American Village. In 1665, Thomas Taylor was granted 700 acres of land called "Handsell" along the Nanticoke River, which he established as a trading post wtih the natives of the Chicone Village. The Handsell site can be viewed at any time during daylight hours, where four newly installed Wayside Exhibits tell the story of the house and the African American and native people who once lived there. The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance has been formed to help purchase and restore the Handsell plantation house. Following restoration, Handsell will be open to the public for special displays and activities. For more information, please visit