Blog, news & what clients are saying
SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS
Since I have a great time studying the past, I use a number of social media channels to share photos, stories, and conversations about the past and the projects I am working on. Here are links to my Delmarva History Facebook page and Mike Dixon, Historian, my professional practice page.
MIKE'S HISTORY BLOG
Click here to go to Mike's History Blog.
I use this blog as a place to share my experiences while practicing the history craft.
Watch the online journal for pieces on research projects I’m working on, tips for doing local and family history in Delaware and Maryland, and news and comments of interest to those following the practice.
The posts provide additional insight into my work and my interests.
_Mike is frequently quoted and mentioned by the news media, as well as in press releases from historical & genealogical societies and colleges. On this page you will find a selection of those articles and video clips. Click here to go to press coverage from the media and other sources.
Click here to go to the press coverage page
. Allegheny County Historical Society
. Anne Arundel County Genealogical Society
. Baltimore County Dept. of Aging
· Baltimore County Library
· British Broadcasting Service
· Cab Calloway School for the Arts.
. Capital Gazette Communications
· Caroline County Public Library
. Carroll County Genealogical Society
· Carroll County Public Library
. Cecil College
· Cecil County Board of Education
· Cecil County Planning Office
· Cecil County Public Library
· Cecil County Office of Tourism
· Cecil Whig
. City of Annapolis Heritage Commission
· City of Cumberland
· City of Havre de Grace
· Charles County Genealogical Society
· Chesapeake Life
· Coalition to Protect Maryland Burial Sites
. College of Southern Maryland
. Community College of Baltimore County
. Corbin Memorial Library, Crisfield, MD
. Corbitt-Calloway Free Library
. Delaware Agricultural Museum
. Delaware African American Genealogical Society
· Delaware City Main Streets Program
. Delaware Genealogical Society·
. Delaware Humanities Forum
· Delaware Library Association
· Delaware State Archives
· Delaware State Parks
· Delmarva Discussions
· Delmarva Humanities Council
· Delaware Press Association
. Delaware Technical & Community College
. Delmarva Quarterly
. Dover Public Library
. Downstate Delaware Genealogical Society
· Elkton Alliance
. Elkton Police Department
· Enoch Pratt Library
. Fort Delaware Society
. Frederick County Landmarks Foundation
. Frederick Historic Sites Consortium
· Frederick County Genealogical Society
· Frostburg Main Street Program
. Garrett County Public Schools
. Garrett Lake Arts Festival
. Georgetown Historical Society
· Harford Community College
. Harford County Genealogical Society
. Harford County Historical Society
· Harford County Public Library
. Harrington Public Library
· Havre de Grace Maritime Museum
· Heritage Museums of Havre de Grace
. Hosanna School Museum
· Johns Hopkins University
· Kent County Historical Society
. Kent County DE Public Library
· Kent County MD Public Library
. Kent Island Heritage Society
. Lewes Public Library
. Maryland Association of History Museums
. Maryland Historical Trust
. Maryland Humanities Council
. Maryland Life
· Maryland Public Television
· Methodist Country Home
. Milton Historical Society
. Milton Public Library
. Montpelier Mansion
. Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area
. Museum on Main Street
· National Association for Interpretation
. National Endowment for the Humanities
· National Park Service
· New Castle County Public Library
. Oxon Hill Farm, A National Park
. Prince George's County Dept. of Parks & Recreation
· Public Allies Delaware
. Rehoboth Beach Museum
. Rehoboth Beach Public Library
· Sassafras River Association
. Salisbury University
· Small Museum Association
. Smithsonian Institution
. Somerset County Library
. South Coastal Library, Bethany Beach, DE
· Spruce Forest Artisan Village
· St. Mary’s County Genealogical Society
· St. Michaels Historical Society`
· Surratt House Museum
. Sussex County Genealogical Society
· Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace
· Talbot County Library
. Tourism Council of Frederick County
· Town of Elkton
· Town of Odessa
. University of Delaware
· Upper Chesapeake Genealogical Society
· W.L. Gore & Associates
· Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
. Washington County Public Library
· Wesley College
· Wilmington Free Library
. Wilmington University
· WVIA, Public Television, Scranton, PA
. Wicomico County Public Library
· Worcester County Library
. Wilmington University
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
Professor Dixon is a wonderful teacher. He is always prepared, with a fun and interesting class. He is highly knowledgeable and is happy to share his experiences in history. Student
Everyone told me how successful your program on the canal was . The crowd was delighted and responsive to your show. Have you any more or are you afraid to tell? Thanks so much . . . It was a feather in the cap of the library System.
Cecil County Library System
Mike is helping to build a strong future for Elkton out of its rich historical past. The goal is to turn Elk Landing into a living history center that will attract tourist. He serves as the president of the Foundation. He is someone who looks ahead as well as back and he has a vision for Elk Landing and the town that takes advantage of its rich history.
Cecil Whig Editorial (daily newspaper)
The items you brought for “show and tell” sparked even more enthusiasm for doing family history. The handouts you provided were excellent and I appreciate your efforts in tailoring your presentation to local resources.
Carroll County Public Library
Quite a few of our members have expressed to me how enjoyable and informative they found your interactive discussion. We hope we can plan some other programs with you.
Upper Shore Genealogical Society -- Denton, MD
Even when the room was filled with experienced researchers, I think it is very safe to say that each of us learned at least a few things.
Frederick County Genealogical Society
When you combine a vast historical knowledge along with excellent writing skills you come up with award winning material. The gentleman we are honoring this evening brings to the endeavor a strong wit, a great passion, and documented knowledge of who and what we have been about for hundreds of years.
Cecil County Chamber of Commerce
Your presentation was well researched and well presented. I enjoyed listening to what you had to say on researching historic homes, and have heard similar comments from patrons who attended. I was especially impressed by the give and take interaction you developed with the audience. I would not hesitate to recommend your presentations to others.
Kent County Public Library
What stories our treasures of the past can tell! But who is listening? Well, Mike Dixon is listening and thereby enriching the present and the future. . . . We in the arts recognize art in many forms. We appreciate your art of discovery and enthusiasm for the record of human interaction with the treasures of the earth.
Cecil County Arts Council
Our members thoroughly enjoyed your interesting program regarding the history of Delaware’s penal system and image the classes you teach are filled with students as captivated as we were. Thank you once again and we’re looking forward to another opportunity to hear you in the future.
P.E.O. Club, Wilmington, Delaware
As tourism coordinator for Cecil County, I often need historical guidance with projects and events. Mike’s wealth of knowledge combined with his incredibly helpful demeanor, have often been the key to the success of these projects
Cecil County Office of Tourism
It is wonderful to find professionals and academics such as yourself willing to participate in educational activities involving young people. . . . Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm and expertise with these young students and their families.
Johns Hopkins University
A word of thanks is here expressed to Michael Dixon, a junior at the Elkton High School who joined the Society’s working staff during his summer vacation. He was very helpful . . . . Michael is the first high school student who has ever evinced sufficient interest in Cecil County history to offer his services to the Society.
Historical Society of Cecil County Newsletter -- From the late 1960s
It was truly a lovely evening last night. I’m quite sure that I speak for all of us when I say that your discussion was very informative and fascinating, and that you made us feel comfortable as well as engaged in the conversation. Not an easy task! Given the fact that you lecture on more than one topic, I have high hopes of us inviting you back again.
New Castle County Library
Dixon led some 16 attendees on a guided tour of the resources available to those who wish to research the history of their house. The presentation was not so much a lecture as a freewheeling exchange in which audience members contributed ideas and stories.
Kent County News
You were not only professional, polite, and informative, but you made the evening an enjoyable time. The participants have given amazing feedback, stating that it was a great learning experience. . . . The lesson was a huge success. It would not have been so without your help.
Elkton Police Department
Professor Dixon is very knowledgeable about his subjects. Professor Dixon's real life experiences made the class interesting and enjoyable. Student
Those of us who have been involved with the Foundation's accomplishments can proudly look back on the phenomenal progress made under Mike's leadership. From the start, there was no question as to who should lead the effort; one who had an uncanny grasp and knowledge of things historic, coupled with intellect, good business sense and dedication to the community. We appreciate his dedication and contributions during the formative years of what will most certainly become known as a shinning example of historic preservation.
Historic Elk Landing Foundation Trustees
Many thanks for the fascinating presentation you made to the Delaware Press Association when illuminating the topic of “When Radio, Television & Mass Communication Came of Age.” The old audio and video clips were just great in helping to recreate a sense of where we came from. You were positively inspirational. I’ve had a number of notes and several conversations with people who were there, and the program is still getting rave reviews.
Delaware Press Association
Mr. Dixon is a much sought after speaker on genealogical and historical subjects featuring the Delmarva area. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from this expert
Rehoboth Beach Museum
First I want to say thank you for a great talk. I've been working on the river for 47 years and this is the best description of the C&D Canal I've ever heard.
Fort Delaware Society Member
Thank you for your fantastic presentation on the Mason Dixon Line. You sure have a touch for concisely sharing important information in a lively way. And your graphics and PowerPoint skills are wonderful. We hope to see more of your programs.
Thank you so much for bringing your "Duck and Cover" program to the library. I know everyone in the audience enjoyed it. And the music was a great addition to the PowerPoint presentation. It is obvious that you enjoy your subject. Thanks Again
Harford County Library
I thoroughly enjoy Professor Dixon's enthusiastic method of teaching. He makes the subject matter interesting. The resources that Professor Dixon uses are outstanding. The visual documentaries are highly informative and enlightening. I feel that his unique manner of presenting some of the U.S.'s tumultuous historical events is commendable as some of the events were highly sensitive especially concerning racial tensions in America and the Vietnam war. Additionally, he takes extra measures to ensure that the material is well understood and provokes class participation. Student