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04/27/2019

Annual Meeting

April 27, 2019 1:00-3:00 PM

HSKC Annual Meeting of the Membership at Osprey Point Inn, Rock Hall

05/03/2019

History Happy Hour

May 03, 2019 5pm-6pm

Bayly Janson-La Palme will present on the history of the 200-block of High Street.

05/03/2019

Preservation Pop Up

May 03, 2019

Thanks to the generous support of the Rural Maryland Council, Preservation Maryland will be hitting the road this spring and summer to setup temporary pop-up offices in rural parts of the state! Preservation Maryland will host a preservation pop-up office at The Bordley History Center in downtown Chestertown, Maryland on Friday, May 3, 2019. The public is encouraged to visit the pop-up office anytime between 10AM and 4PM to speak with a member of Preservation Maryland’s professional staff about their historic preservation and historic property questions. No appointment is needed. Office hours will be followed by a History Happy Hour hosted by the Kent County Historical Society.

05/15/2019

Book Club @ Heron Point

May 15, 2019 2:30 PM

Robert Bryan moderates a discussion of Toker’s Falling Water Rising (Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in western PA)

05/19/2019

Historic House Party

May 19, 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.

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!

06/07/2019

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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Programs and Events

Walking Tours Recurring

Step into Kent County history! Visitors are welcome during regular museum hours.  Group tours must be scheduled in advance. We can further enhance your group’s visit to Kent County with a Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown Group Tours: Group Tours may be scheduled at other times, please call us at 410-778-3499 or email director@kentcountyhistory.org. Offerings for your group’s visit to Kent County: (Must be scheduled in advance; cost is per person) Walking Tour of Historic Chestertown ...

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Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown10/05/2019

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. Chestertown, known for its historic houses, boasting more 18th century homes in use than any Maryland community except Annapolis, has seen more than three hundred years of history, offering a stage for the lives of sea captains and merchants; Revolutionaries and Civil War soldiers; farmers and watermen; a stage so compelling that perhaps ...

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Historic House Tour10/05/2019

HouseTourFinal2018   Take a look at our 2018 Tour Brochure Saturday October 5, 2019, 1pm to 5pm 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 Founta ...

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