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First Friday

June 02, 2023 5pm - 7pm

Join us at the Bordley for First Friday! The museum and gift shop will be open for extended hours.

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Programs and Events


The Bordley History Center regularly presents exhibits on local history in its High Street gallery window and its museum. Our current window exhibits feature a charming Victorian-inspired scene done by the Garden Club and vintage Christmas advertisements and decorations. Inside, you will find an in-depth exploration of the mills of Kent County. Past Exhibits: Three Farms, Three Families, Three Histories Brochure Farmers, Inventions, Crops, Shipping – Early Farming on the Eastern Shore Bro ...

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Special EventsRecurring

More information will be posted here as the Historical Society announces new events. ...

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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. We are not currently offering guided walking tour groups. Community, Prosperity & Resilience: African Americans in Chestertown, MD, 1700s to Present Book Brochure     ...

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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 month from February to December. Come join us for evenings of shopping and conversation! 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:  You do not need a Facebook pag ...

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