Vienna in Dorchester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance
...welcomes you to Handsell.
Further up-to-date information and membership forms can be found at: www.restorehandsell.org or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nanticoke Historic Preservation Alliance, Inc. shall research, restore and preserve document, artifacts, and sites important to the history and heritage of the Nanticoke River watershed; shall promote community awareness of history through education, and shall cooperate with and support all other groups with a similar mission for the benefit of all people.
Armed with knowledge of what the Indiantown has been and how the history was lost over the centuries, a dedicated group of volunteers in committing their time and talents to telling the forgotten story. Here on this site the NHPA celebrate the saga of the native people and their village at Chicone, the 17th century trading post known as “HANDSELL”, the early settlement of the Steele and Henry families
With grants from the Bartus Trew Foundation and support from the Maryland Historic Trust, Mid-Shore Community Foundation and others, the NHPA began and will continue archaeological study of the property surrounding the brick house at HANDSELL. Keenly aware of the sensitive nature of the precious, irreplaceable and sacred artifacts that may remain in the Indiantown soil, every effort is being made to protect those historic resources and safe guard their survival now and in the future.
The restoration of the “old brick house at Chicone” as Hansell has been known locally for many years, will take several years and a great amount of resources, heavily relying on local volunteerism and financial support. In every way, the restoration of this house is a community effort and everyone who joins the NHPA is helping to insure the preservation of not only the house, but the story.
Erected by Maryland Heritage Area Authority.
Location. 38° 30.558′ N, 75° 48.75′ W. Marker is in Vienna, Maryland, in Dorchester County. Marker is on Indiantown Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vienna MD 21869, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The African American Story in the Indian Town (here, next to this marker); The native people of the Chicacone Village...the Nanticokes (here, next to this marker); Handsell (here, next to this marker); Unnacokossimmon (approx. 1.7 miles away); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (approx. 1.8 miles away); Discover: Vienna Heritage (approx. 1.8 miles away); Discover: The Nanticoke (approx. 1.9 miles away); Discover: Vienna (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vienna.
Categories. • African Americans • Colonial Era • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 469 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.