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05/25/2019

Tea Party Events

May 25, 2019

The Historical Society of Kent County will be showing a film inside of the Bordley Building on an hourly rotation that provides a general overview of the colonial era in Kent County. This year we will be partnering with the Small Museums of Kent County to provide a colonial photo opportunity, and we will be reading the Chestertown Resolves from the main stage prior to the reenactment. As always we will be selling craft beer as a fundraiser! We hope to see you at one of our Tea Party events!

06/02/2019

Historic House Party

June 02, 2019 3pm-5pm

Join us for our favorite fundraiser! Soak in the history of this historic home while partaking of delicious hors d'oeuvres & drinks.

06/07/2019

History Happy Hour

June 07, 2019 5pm-6pm

Mike Dixon will present on the Mason-Dixon Line.

06/19/2019

Book Club @ Heron Point

June 19, 2019 2:30 PM

Patrick Nugent, CV Starr Center deputy director, moderates a discussion of Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition (Benedict Arnold is the subject of the book)

08/02/2019

History Happy Hour

August 02, 2019 5pm-6pm

Bill Leary, Legacy Day speaker, the history of African American churches in Kent County.

10/05/2019

Historic House Tour

October 05, 2019 1 pm- 5 pm

Come spend the day in historic Chestertown! The doors to a selection of National Landmark Historic District homes will be open to you for the 48th Annual Historic House Tour. The houses are open Saturday, October 6th from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, and also available the day of for $35. All tickets are available beginning at 11am at the Bordley History Center, located across from Fountain Park at 301 High Street. Reservations for the tour are recommended. Please reserve by phone at 410.778.3499 or by clicking the event tab on our web page.

10/05/2019

Ghost Walks of Chestertown

October 05-27, 2019

Every Saturday in October tours will begin at 6:30 and run every half hour until 8:30. These times are subject to change according to demand and reservations. To learn more about our Ghost Walks please visit the event page found on our website.

12/06/2019

Wassail Party

December 06, 2019 5pm

Join us for our annual Wassail Party.

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05/25/2019

Tea Party Events

May 25, 2019

The Historical Society of Kent County will be showing a film inside of the Bordley Building on an hourly rotation that provides a general overview of the colonial era in Kent County. This year we will be partnering with the Small Museums of Kent County to provide a colonial photo opportunity, and we will be reading the Chestertown Resolves from the main stage prior to the reenactment. As always we will be selling craft beer as a fundraiser! We hope to see you at one of our Tea Party events!

06/02/2019

Historic House Party

June 02, 2019 3pm-5pm

Join us for our favorite fundraiser! Soak in the history of this historic home while partaking of delicious hors d'oeuvres & drinks.

06/07/2019

History Happy Hour

June 07, 2019 5pm-6pm

Mike Dixon will present on the Mason-Dixon Line.

06/19/2019

Book Club @ Heron Point

June 19, 2019 2:30 PM

Patrick Nugent, CV Starr Center deputy director, moderates a discussion of Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition (Benedict Arnold is the subject of the book)

08/02/2019

History Happy Hour

August 02, 2019 5pm-6pm

Bill Leary, Legacy Day speaker, the history of African American churches in Kent County.

10/05/2019

Historic House Tour

October 05, 2019 1 pm- 5 pm

Come spend the day in historic Chestertown! The doors to a selection of National Landmark Historic District homes will be open to you for the 48th Annual Historic House Tour. The houses are open Saturday, October 6th from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, and also available the day of for $35. All tickets are available beginning at 11am at the Bordley History Center, located across from Fountain Park at 301 High Street. Reservations for the tour are recommended. Please reserve by phone at 410.778.3499 or by clicking the event tab on our web page.

10/05/2019

Ghost Walks of Chestertown

October 05-27, 2019

Every Saturday in October tours will begin at 6:30 and run every half hour until 8:30. These times are subject to change according to demand and reservations. To learn more about our Ghost Walks please visit the event page found on our website.

12/06/2019

Wassail Party

December 06, 2019 5pm

Join us for our annual Wassail Party.

Home Events History Research Tourism About Us Gift Shop Contact

05/25/2019

Tea Party Events

May 25, 2019

The Historical Society of Kent County will be showing a film inside of the Bordley Building on an hourly rotation that provides a general overview of the colonial era in Kent County. This year we will be partnering with the Small Museums of Kent County to provide a colonial photo opportunity, and we will be reading the Chestertown Resolves from the main stage prior to the reenactment. As always we will be selling craft beer as a fundraiser! We hope to see you at one of our Tea Party events!

06/02/2019

Historic House Party

June 02, 2019 3pm-5pm

Join us for our favorite fundraiser! Soak in the history of this historic home while partaking of delicious hors d'oeuvres & drinks.

06/07/2019

History Happy Hour

June 07, 2019 5pm-6pm

Mike Dixon will present on the Mason-Dixon Line.

06/19/2019

Book Club @ Heron Point

June 19, 2019 2:30 PM

Patrick Nugent, CV Starr Center deputy director, moderates a discussion of Philbrick’s Valiant Ambition (Benedict Arnold is the subject of the book)

08/02/2019

History Happy Hour

August 02, 2019 5pm-6pm

Bill Leary, Legacy Day speaker, the history of African American churches in Kent County.

10/05/2019

Historic House Tour

October 05, 2019 1 pm- 5 pm

Come spend the day in historic Chestertown! The doors to a selection of National Landmark Historic District homes will be open to you for the 48th Annual Historic House Tour. The houses are open Saturday, October 6th from 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, and also available the day of for $35. All tickets are available beginning at 11am at the Bordley History Center, located across from Fountain Park at 301 High Street. Reservations for the tour are recommended. Please reserve by phone at 410.778.3499 or by clicking the event tab on our web page.

10/05/2019

Ghost Walks of Chestertown

October 05-27, 2019

Every Saturday in October tours will begin at 6:30 and run every half hour until 8:30. These times are subject to change according to demand and reservations. To learn more about our Ghost Walks please visit the event page found on our website.

12/06/2019

Wassail Party

December 06, 2019 5pm

Join us for our annual Wassail Party.

The Historical Societyof Kent County

Enhancing the sense of place for residents and visitors by promoting and preserving the history of Kent County

Our 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.

Learn more about The Historical Society.

HISTORIC CHESTERTOWN WALKING TOUR NOW PAPERLESS

Chestertown’s walking tour of its iconic historic homes now has a paperless alternative.

“We have brought the walking tour into the 21st century,” said Society president Stephen Frohock.  “We understand that people today may be more comfortable with an online tour than a paper tour.  Plus, you can view it anytime, anywhere, and see the houses in any order.  It’s very versatile and just plain fun.”

The original Architectural Tour was commissioned by the Town of Chestertown and was written by local historian Robert J.H. Janson-LaPalme.  The Tour has been a staple for Historic Downtown Chestertown visitors since it first appeared in 1985. The Society’s online version is produced with permission of the Town.

The paper version of the Tour will continue to be available through the Kent County Office of Tourism, the Visitors Center on Cross Street, and the Bordley History Center at 301 High Street.

Please click here to enjoy the Walking Tour!

Programs & Events

Walking Tours Recurring

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Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown10/05/2019

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Historic House Tour10/05/2019

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Membership

Become a member of The Historical Society and receive:

  • Journal: The Key to Old Kent (non-members pay $5.00)
  • Unlimited use of our Genealogy and Local History Research Library
  • Discount on Genealogical Research Services
  • And more!
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