After a winter long hiatus, the volunteer group from the Dorchester County Historical Society will once again hit the road with the goal of bringing home early Dorchester photographs. This is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 5th 2014 at Old Salty’s Restaurant on Hooper’s Island from 11 am – 2 pm.

At this group’s first outing, the team went to the Lakes and Straits Fire Department and gathered photos from that community. Those images are still being solicited and will be accepted at the April 5th meeting.

It is hoped that folks with identifiable photos from each area of Dorchester will help to preserve these images and the people and places in them, by sharing copies with DCHS. DCHS will incorporate these copies into their collection so that future researchers may get a glimpse of earlier times and people.

In earlier times, Hoopers Island was divided into three islands and known by the community names of Fishing Creek, Hoopersville and Applegarth. Those with photos of people from these areas, events from these areas or places in these areas are invited to share them with DCHS. DCHS will have photocopying equipment on site at Old Salty’s, so that they will be able to copy the images and return the originals to the owners on the spot.

Families from that area include the Flowers, Hooper, Parks, Parker, Ruark, Phillips, Simmons, Adams, Travers, Rippons, Dean, Cannon, Hall and Lewis families, to name a few. Even if your family has since left the area, please consider sharing your pictures with DCHS.

Of particular interest are photos of camp meetings and church events as well as buildings that are no longer in existence. Military photographs and even records may be copied to be added to DCHS’ already extensive family research collection.

For more information, contact DCHS at 410.228.7953 or email