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Tea Party Festival

May 27-28, 2022 11am - 5pm

May 27, 11am - 5pm and May 28, 11am - 4pm.


Annual Meeting

June 26, 2022 1pm - 3pm

June 26 from 1pm - 3pm


Legacy Day

August 19-20, 2022 11am - 2pm

August 19, 11am - 2pm, 8pm - 10pm and August 20, 10am - 1pm

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Programs and Events

Exhibits & ProgramsRecurring

The Bordley History Center regularly presents exhibits on local history in its High Street window and its museum gallery.  The current exhibits feature farming through the centuries in Kent County, with special focus on Red Acres Farm, Andelot Farm, Columbia Farm, and Woodland Hall and Marsh Point Farms.  Look for exhibits on the African American heritage sites in Chestertown, opening in early June, and on Kent County’s African American veterans from the Revolutionary War through the Vietnam ...

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Special EventsRecurring

For our 86th annual meeting, we will be hosted on Sunday, June 26, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at historic Columbia Farm, owned by the Corey Family since 1852.  The house, shown here, was built in four parts:  the original story and a half dwelling about 1740, the first addition in 1815, the second addition with a center stair and flanking parlors about 1860, and the wrap-around porches after the Civil War.  This is a members-only event.  Tour the house and farm, enjoy wine and appetizers on the e ...

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Walking Tours Recurring

Pick up a brochure at the Bordley History Center, either inside or from the outdoor rack on High Street.  Follow the directions.  The Architectural Walking Tour is now also available online here at the Home tab. From time to time, we are able to assist with guided walking tours if advance arrangements are made.  Please contact director@kentcountyhistory.org to request a guided tour.  Tours can generally be organized for groups of 5 to 15 people, at a charge of $20 per person.   ...

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First Fridays Recurring

Long a tradition in Chestertown, the Bordley History Center is usually open from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the First Friday of the months from April to December.  The Society’s First Friday lecture series has been suspended since early 2020 due to Covid. If you are interested in viewing past speakers’ presentations,  please visit our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/KentCountyHistorical/.  You do not need a Facebook page to view these videos; follow the link, and click on the video po ...

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