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03/27/2019

Silversmiths of Kent County

March 27, 2019 1 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 27, for the next installment of "Learning in the Library". We will be joined by local expert Jim Smith for an enlightening talk on local silver. The talk will include information on what it meant to be a silversmith, stories of local smiths, and examples of local work will be provided. For more information please call our office at 410-778-3499. We hope to see you soon at the Bordley History Center!

04/05/2019

History Happy Hour

April 05, 2019 5pm

Please join us for our next History Happy Hour which will feature Pete Lesher. April 5, 2019 @ 5 pm, Bordley History Center. "For over 150 years, the Eastern Shore has witnessed competition among sailing log canoes, a traditional boat type developed for oyster tonging. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chief Curator Pete Lesher explains these curious boats, discusses their racing history, and gives a sense of what it takes to sail one today in an illustrated lecture. Lesher recently collaborated with author John C. North II and artist Marc Castelli in the publication of new book, Tradition, Speed and Grace: Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoes, and the illustrations accompanying his talk were collected for the book.”

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.

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03/27/2019

Silversmiths of Kent County

March 27, 2019 1 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 27, for the next installment of "Learning in the Library". We will be joined by local expert Jim Smith for an enlightening talk on local silver. The talk will include information on what it meant to be a silversmith, stories of local smiths, and examples of local work will be provided. For more information please call our office at 410-778-3499. We hope to see you soon at the Bordley History Center!

04/05/2019

History Happy Hour

April 05, 2019 5pm

Please join us for our next History Happy Hour which will feature Pete Lesher. April 5, 2019 @ 5 pm, Bordley History Center. "For over 150 years, the Eastern Shore has witnessed competition among sailing log canoes, a traditional boat type developed for oyster tonging. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chief Curator Pete Lesher explains these curious boats, discusses their racing history, and gives a sense of what it takes to sail one today in an illustrated lecture. Lesher recently collaborated with author John C. North II and artist Marc Castelli in the publication of new book, Tradition, Speed and Grace: Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoes, and the illustrations accompanying his talk were collected for the book.”

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.

Home Events History Research Tourism About Us Gift Shop Contact

03/27/2019

Silversmiths of Kent County

March 27, 2019 1 pm

Please join us on Wednesday, March 27, for the next installment of "Learning in the Library". We will be joined by local expert Jim Smith for an enlightening talk on local silver. The talk will include information on what it meant to be a silversmith, stories of local smiths, and examples of local work will be provided. For more information please call our office at 410-778-3499. We hope to see you soon at the Bordley History Center!

04/05/2019

History Happy Hour

April 05, 2019 5pm

Please join us for our next History Happy Hour which will feature Pete Lesher. April 5, 2019 @ 5 pm, Bordley History Center. "For over 150 years, the Eastern Shore has witnessed competition among sailing log canoes, a traditional boat type developed for oyster tonging. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Chief Curator Pete Lesher explains these curious boats, discusses their racing history, and gives a sense of what it takes to sail one today in an illustrated lecture. Lesher recently collaborated with author John C. North II and artist Marc Castelli in the publication of new book, Tradition, Speed and Grace: Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoes, and the illustrations accompanying his talk were collected for the book.”

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.

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.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

It is 1774. The talk at the White Swan Tavern is all about the dreaded tea tax forced upon us by King George III. Do we submit to this tax or call out those who do?
Find out on Sunday, March 24, when W. Wright, clerk of our local Sons of Liberty, will share with us the latest resolutions passed by his committee.
Be the first to hear the Chestertown Resolves! Meet W. Wright in person! Sign the Resolves!
An afternoon cocktail event hosted by the Historical Society of Kent County.
Sunday, March 24, 3-5 p.m.
$50 per person.
Reserve by calling the Society’s office at
410 778 3499
or
By email admin@kentcountyhistory.org
Current members may bring a prospective member as a guest.

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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