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Queen Anne's County

Uli Loskot
Experience ye olde Delmarva at the Queen Anne Museum of the Eastern Shore in Centreville, Queen Anne's County.

Sizzlin Summer 2004

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Posted 5/26/2004

INFORMATION

Queen Anne's County Department of Business and Tourism, 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, www.qac.org, (410) 604-2100.
ATTRACTIONS

Centreville, (410) 758-8641. Get a glimpse into the old bay life of a farmer. Exhibit includes items ranging from Indian artifacts and household items to the "Peerless" steam plow tractor in stages of restoration.
Kent Island, (410) 604-2100. Visit this scenic Bay-bound locale for a great selection of restaurants and historic stops like the Stevensville Train Depot and Christ Church.
Queenstown Colonial Courthouse, 100 Del Rhodes St., Queenstown, (410) 827-7646. Step back into the time when they used words like "county seat" and public humiliation was limited to the stocks. This courthouse, the first in the county, was the first site of William Paca's law practices.
Queen Anne's Museum of Eastern Shore Life, 126 Dulin Clark Road, Centreville, (410) 758-8641, www.historicqac.org/sites/mesl.htm. Good times all around for those interested in a collection of antique farm implements and tools, equipment used by watermen to harvest the Bay, Indian artifacts, and household items. Bonus: a reconstructed blacksmith shop.
Wright's Chance, 119 S. Commerce St., Centreville, (410) 604-2100. This mid-18th century plantation, relocated four miles from its initial location, still manages to boast original paneling and glass windows as well as William Paca chairs and other period furnishings.

EVENTS

Queen Anne's County Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 9-14, Queen Anne's 4-H Park, Route 18 near Centreville, (410) 758-0166. Everybody loves a country fair what with all the tasty foodstuffs, rides, animals, games, and prizes. Prizes!
Wings and Wheels for Sight, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 5, Bay Bridge Airport, Stevensville, (410) 827-7544. The Kent Island Lions Club keeps things in motion with classic cars, helicopter and airplane rides, model rockets, and kiddie rides.

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Grabacrab Charters, 433 Kent Narrows Way, Grasonville, (410) 758-1837. These 26 passenger boats offer bottom fishing not for crabs, as the name suggests, but for rockfish and trout.
Native Shore Hunting Preserve, 800 Grange Hall Road, Centreville, (410)758-2428. The Preserve offers guided hunts of exotic game fowl.

SHOPPING

Backyard Billy's, 202 Drummer Drive, Grasonville, www.backyardbillys.com, (410)827-4500. Backyard Billy's doesn't kid around when it comes to putting serious wooden structures on your lawn. Furniture, playhouses, gazebos, and even buildings are their specialty. If you're headed back to Bawdamoor, don't forget to pick up some "Lawn D" (decor), hon.
The Pawn Outlet, 101 Chester Station Lane, Chester, (410) 827-5545. For all of your summer time pawning needs.

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