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Photographs from across the Delmarva Peninsula. Unless otherwise noted all Photographs are by SG Atkinson.

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July 2016

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Rock Hall 4th – July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

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If it’s the 4th of July it’s time for the annual 4th of July Parade in Rock Hall Maryland. After the parade the festivities moved to the civic center for a day of fun.

Slide show of photos from the day’s event by photographer SG Atkinson. There are over 175 photos in the slideshow so it may take a few moment to load and play.Read more about how and where i took all the photos in our next blog post.

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Chestertown’s Juneteenth Celebration at Sumner Hall – June 18, 2016

June 19, 2016

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The holiday began in Galveston, Texas in 1866 marking the first year anniversary of Major General Gordon Granger landing at Galveston with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free, over two years after Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. More on the history if Juneteenth can be learned at www.juneteenth.com/history.htm

In Chestertown, Maryland Sumner Hall conducted a Juneteenth Celebration. Along with a wreath laying at the monument in Memorial Park honoring the African-American soldiers from Kent County who fought in the Civil War it was a day of Live Music, Gospel and Jazz.

Sumner Hall is one of only two African-American Grand Army of the Republic Posts still remaining in the United States. After years of neglect the hall was purchased, renovated and is now used as a museum, community center, performance space, and gallery. The hall completed a renovation and had their official opening celebration two years ago during Juneteenth. After the grand opening they decided to continue with a Juneteenth celebration each year. So even though this is the third year for the celebration it is officially the 2nd Annual Juneteenth Celebration.

The celebration began with the arrival of the Buffalo Soldiers Moto Cycle Club, MC, Troup 1, Delaware. The club honors the contribution of the Buffalo Soldiers, the first African-American peacetime regiments of the US Army which served from 1886 when enacted by congress until 1948 when President Truman issued an Executive Order that integrated the US armed forces.

Being lead by drummers from the Kent County Middle School Band, under the direction of Band teacher Leon Frison, the Buffalo Soldiers Cavalry Scouts matched from Sumner Hall to Memorial Park in Chestertown to lay a wreath at the monument for Kent County’s African- American Soldiers who fought in the Civil War.

Upon return back to Sumner Hall it was time to officially open the festivities beginning with the reading of a Proclamation from the Town of Chestertown, read by Council Member Linda Kuiper, honoring Juneteenth and recognition of the Board, Friends and Volunteers of the Sumner Hall.

This was followed with a short speech by Cameron McCoy, a recent graduate of Easton High School where he was SGA President and has been honored for academic achievement as Maryland Scholar and Scholar with Distinction. His speech empathized that there is still much hate in the US and in the world. We should think of these recent attacks (Orlando, South Caroline etc) were done by a “lost man fueled by hate.” And when hate comes knocking at your door, how will you answer it?

The rest of the day was filled with music; Gospel with Pilgrim Travelers and the New Gospelites, smooth jazz with the Bratcher Project and even a little folk with Andre Sisco and his friend David Jones.

All photos are by SG Atkinson and are available as a 4×6 print. Larger prints are also available. See the Photographs Use Rights for more details.

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40th Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 31, 2016

It was a fantastic weekend for the Annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival. The Festival began on Friday May 27th and lasted until Sunday May 29, 2016.

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Slideshow of photos of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival Weekend in Chestertown. Beginning with the Friday evening Block Party, the main event on Saturday with the parade, re-enactment and Sunday with more entertainment, wine tastings and the 24th Raft Race. The Slideshow has over 100 photos and may take a few moments to load and a couple of minutes to run.

Even more photos can be seen on the Facebook Page – Shoretobefun Photographs

All photos are by SG Atkinson and are available as a 4×6 print. Larger prints are also available. See the Photographs Use Rights for more details.

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2015 Rock Hall FallFest

October 10, 2015

One couldn’t ask for a better October Day for FallFest in Rock Hall, MD on October 10, 2015


Photographs by SG Atkinson

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Photos: 2015 Pirates and Wenches Weekend in Rock Hall, MD

August 10, 2015

It was a wonderful weekend for the Pirates and Wenches weekend in Rock Hall, Maryland.

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Slideshow of photos by SG Atkinson on Rock Hall’s Main Street during the Pirates and Wenches Weekend. All photos were taken on August 9, 2015.

All photos are available as a 4×6 print. Larger prints are also available. See the Photographs Use Rights for more details.

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Photos: Betterton, MD Appreciation Day – August 1, 2015

August 3, 2015

It was a warm day, alright one could call it hot. But those who came to Betterton MD on August 1, 2015 for their Appreciation Day had a good time.

Beginning in the late 19th Century and the first half of the 20th, Betterton was a big resort town. Hotels were full of visitors from Philadelphia and Baltimore who came to the town via steamship passenger ferries. Their was a hug amusement complex and the beach on the Chesapeake Bay at the mouth of the Sassafras River.

Although many of the hotels have been replaced by condos, the memory is still there for many as well as their families hearing tales of the good times had at the Chesapeake Beach Resort Town.

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Slideshow of photos by SG Atkinson.

More photos including the annual parade can be found on our Facebook Page

All photos are available as a 4×6 print. Larger prints are also available. See the Photographs Use Rights for more details.

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2105 Rock Hall, MD 4th of July Parade

July 4, 2015

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Slide show of the 4th of July Parade in Rock Hall, Maryland. There are over 100 photos in the slideshow so please be patience.

Photos: ©2015 SG Atkinson and ShoreToBeFun.com – All Rights Reserved

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2015 Chestertown Tea Party Festival

May 24, 2015

It was a fantastic weekend for the Annual Chestertown Tea Party Festival. The Festival began on Friday and lasted until Sunday (although the photos only are from Friday Night and Saturday).

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Slideshow of photos of the Chestertown Tea Party Festival Weekend in Chestertown. The Slideshow has over 75 photos in it and may take a few moments to load and a couple of minutes to run.

All photos are by SG Atkinson and are available as a 4×6 print. Larger prints are also available. See the Photographs Use Rights for more details.

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200th Annversary: Battle of Caulk’s Field – Re-enactment

September 1, 2014

This is the fourth of four posting for the 200th Anniversary of the War of 1812 Battle of Caulk’s Field, which fought in Kent County, MD on August 31, 2014.

The Battle was won by an American Militia troop. Sir Peter Parker along with 13 other British Marines and Sailors were killed that day and 12 of those are buried in unmarked graves.

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This post is of the Battle of Caulk’s Field Re-enactment. Slideshow consist of 70 photos.

Other posts:
Prelude – August 30th in Chestertown, MD
Misc. Photographs of the 200th Anniversary
Flag Raising and Wreath Laying Ceremony

Photos: ©2014 Steven G. Atkinson and ShoreToBeFun.com – All Rights Reserved

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