12. Acme Market & Stevensville Post Office


John Tolson built this general store that was later operated by Fred Thomas. First known as the American Store, the name was later changed to Acme Market. Julius Grollman, a local merchant in the early 1900’s, worked in the store as a young man earning $15 a week. The building was later used as a post office from 1952 until 1975. Miss Genevieve Long was the postmistress; John Henty Tolson and Nettie Aaron were postal workers there. 

Currently, this property is home to My Little Studio and Island Arts, a shared-space gallery. Here artists and crafters rent space in the gallery to show and sell their work. My Little Studio hosts classes ranging from jewelry making to quilting and is also a favorite spot for art events.

Joan had always marveled at how so many talented and creative people live on the Eastern Shore, and wanted to give them an opportunity to make their work available to a large audience. People are always looking for special gifts - for themselves and others - many of which reflect the local area, and Island Arts meets their needs with excellent art and crafts at reasonable prices.