Hours

Tues. thru Fri.
10:00 - 4:00

Library: 
Wed. thru Fri.
10:00 - 3:00

Museum:
Tues. thru Fri. - 10:00 - 4:00
May thru Oct. Sat. 1:00 - 4:00 Closed Mondays

Groups tours, please call in advance, $3.00 per person

The Historical Society always welcomes new members.  You do not have to live locally to join, a number of our members support us in our efforts from afar.  If you are a resident, however, we hope you will not only become a member, but join us at our events and activities, or consider volunteering.  We offer a welcoming venue for community involvement for all ages.

As a Member you will receive:

Membership Offerings:

  • Journal: The Key to Old Kent (non-members pay$5.00)
  • Unlimited free access to the Geddes-Piper House Interpretive Museum
  • Unlimited use of our Genealogy and Local History Research Library
  • Discount on Genealogical Research Services, April-December
  • History Happy Hour, program & discussion, wine & cheese on First Fridays
  • Invitation to Country Driving Tour & Cocktail Party & other events (some of these events may have a charge, but are offered for members & their guests only)
  • Discount on tickets for events open to the general public, including Chestertown Historic House Tour
  • Discount on books & items in Gift Shop
  • NEW: Rental of the Geddes-Piper House for your own special event
Membership at $500 and above:
  • NEW: Free copy of Historic Houses of Kent County, An Architectural History, 1642-1860, by Michael Bourne, ed. Eugene Hall Johnstone, second printing 2009.
  • NEW: Free Genealogical Research Services, April-December
  • NEW: Special Donor’s Cocktail Party and Dinner

Annual dues are:

  • $40      Individual
  • $75      Family
  • $100    Century
  • $100    Business
  • $500    Heritage
  • For a single payment of $2500 you can become a Lifetime Member.

printable membership application

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