From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Journey Across Maryland’s Eastern Shore

  • 2005 Heritage Interpretation Award, Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council
  • Certificate of Commendation, American Association of State and Local History
  • Maryland Historical Trust 2005 Educational Excellence Award
  • Maryland Tourism Council’s 2004 Best New Product Award

From Bridge to Boardwalk: An Audio Journey Across Maryland’s Eastern Shore features 2 CD’s with over two hours of interviews with Shore personalities, historical recordings, music, and ambient sound. The accompanying 76-page book includes a pull-out map, essays, photographs, and tips to finding local arts and cultural treasures.

The audio portion of the product features twelve interviews highlighting the culture of the Shore including: the building of the Bay Bridge; watermen; skipjacks; the poultry industry; muskrat skinning; crab picking; Scorchy Tawes; master decoy carvers, the Ward Brothers; Smith Island; gospel music; hunting and duck calling; and the Ocean City Beach Patrol.

The spiral bound book includes a map and essays by community scholars and folklorists highlighting the soul of the Shore by exploring the food, communities, agricultural ties, and tourism that shaped the region into what it is today. Photographs – both historic and recent – illustrate the changes taking place in the region. A resource section rounds out From Bridge to Boardwalk with tips on festivals and events, links to park information, cultural contacts, and places to visit.