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Wednesday - Friday
10:00am - 3:00pm

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Wednesday - Saturday
10:00am - 3:00pm

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The Historical Society
of Kent County, Maryland

Mission: The Historical Society of Kent County, Maryland, is a non-profit organization dedicated to the collection and preservation of artifacts, documents, and information that aid in the interpretation of all aspects of Kent County's history. The Society shares this information through its research library, museum space, programs, publications and website in order to foster a knowledge and understanding of the shared heritage of the community. The Society supports and encourages the preservation of historic buildings and sites throughout Kent County. 
Hear Ye Hear Ye—News and Upcoming Events

GHOST WALKS 2017

Every Saturday in October at 6 P.M. OR 7 P.M. Call today for more information or order your tickets using the form found at the bottom of the page.


Join us, at the Bordley History Center, on November 3rd at 4 pm, to hear Dr. Bayly Janson-La Palme speak about the history of the Old Chester River Bridge. The history of the bridge contains many ups & downs and perils along the way. A toll ferry connected Chestertown and what is today Kingstown beginning in 1800. The crossing was slow up to an hour and sometimes dangerous. Replacing the ferry with a bridge across the Chester began in 1805; however, the bridge was not fully operational until 1821. To hear the whole story of our beautiful bridge and its predecessors stop in for our First Friday lecture (and enjoy some wine while you are here!)
Photo: Bridge Keepers House, 1902



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