Adkins Arboretum, a 400-acre native garden and preserve, promotes the conservation and restoration of the Chesapeake Bay region’s landscapes. As a model for land management and ecological restoration, the Arboretum fosters community engagement and inspires the adoption of land stewardship practices for a healthier and more beautiful world.[…]
As part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge acts under the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to preserve, protect, and manage wildlife and habitat for future generations.[…]
The Museum of Rural Life offers visitors a rare glimpse into this world through historic dwellings. Highlights include an exhibit of all or a portion of four historic houses:• Painter’s Range, an entire log cabin home of a tenant or subsistence farmer, circa 1824• Chance’s Desire, home of a “middling planter,” circa 1787• Skillington’s Right, home of the Fraziers, a wealthy planter family, circa 1795• Taylor-Brown House, built for merchant-broker Solomon Brown in 1819 and later owned by the Taylors, an African American family. This house was moved twice by mule cart and survived the fire that leveled most[…]
My Family Needs is both a web-based service listing over 300 community organizations, and a referral service staffed by highly-trained library staff who are committed to linking families with local organizations.