The Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose purpose is to preserve, protect and promote the cultural, natural and historical heritage of Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
Statement of Purpose
Through a variety of partnerships with individual citizens, representatives of various organizations, and public agencies, the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council works to blend economic development at the local level with the conservation of the area’s natural, cultural and historic resouces in a regional heritage area approach that will better serve all counties and municipalities on Maryland’s Lower Eastern Shore.
Our mission statement is to preserve, promote, and protect the heritage and culture of Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. The key goal of the LESHC plan is to stimulate heritage tourism growth and the associated economic benefits, while preserving the area. LESHC serves as a regional partnership for interpretation, stewardship, and appropriate development of the area’s natural, historic and cultural resources. The area municipalities within the three counties have amended their comprehensive plans to participate in the certified heritage plan implementation.