Mardela Springs gearing up for Westside Heritage Festival

By |2017-05-01T04:56:43-04:00May 1st, 2017|Mardela Springs|

On May 13 the folks from Westside Historical Society will open their 29th annual Heritage Festival, and this year there are two reasons to celebrate! Not only is this a chance to once again honor those traditions that have been a part of life in this watershed area of the Nanticoke River, but it’s a [...]

Wine paired with Eastern Shore History

By |2017-04-11T11:24:43-04:00April 11th, 2017|Mardela Springs|

Westside Historical Society is proud to announce the return of the popular series of talks by local authors on books they have written about Delmarva. The first of the 2017 Series will be held on April 21, starting at 5pm with a chance to meet and greet the author, at Layton's Chance Winery near Vienna. [...]

Celebrate Christmas In Historic Mardela Springs With A Jingle Bell Run / Walk

By |2016-12-08T05:51:54-04:00November 16th, 2016|Mardela Springs|

Jingle Bell Run-Walk in Mardela Springs The second annual Jingle Bell Run-Walk in Mardela Springs will be on December 4, starting at 2 pm.  Westside Historical Society sponsors this event,  an early start to the Annual Christmas Heritage Tour of Mardela Springs (4-7pm). The  Run/Walk route will take participants  through and around many [...]

Welcome the Season with Memories of Christmases Past in Mardela Springs

By |2016-12-08T05:51:54-04:00November 12th, 2016|Mardela Springs, Wicomico County|

On Dec. 4, 2016, beginning at 4pm in the historic village of Barren Creek Springs –  also known as Mardela Springs! -- the joint efforts of  the town’s historic societies and Volunteer Fire Department will once again welcome visitors to the Annual Christmas Heritage Tour.   Since 2006 this tradition of celebrating “Christmas Present” with reminders [...]

Have an Old Quilt?  Documentation Project Underway

By |2016-12-08T05:51:56-04:00October 30th, 2016|Mardela Springs, Wicomico County|

Antique quilt Do you have a quilt or coverlet made before 1950? Westside Historical Society is seeking information about old handmade quilts, preferably made in the Chesapeake Bay region. On November 5, at the Antiques and Art Appraisals Show in Mardela Springs, representatives from the Historical Society and Dr. Cindy Byrd will be offering [...]

Mardela Springs paint in: Celebrate Autumn

By |2016-11-23T08:28:17-04:00October 10th, 2016|Mardela Springs, Wicomico County|

Mardela Springs is inviting everyone to a celebration of the beauty and joys of autumn! On October 22 you can come participate in En Plein Air  “paint-in” – either as artist or observer, tour the towns’ 10+ museums and historic sites, take a self-guided tour of the reminders of the town’s days as the Victorian [...]