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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.

Our new site is still under construction. Stay tuned!

Ghost Walks of Historic Chestertown

10/05/2019

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 some of the players never wished to step off of it. Or so the stories go.

Our Ghost Walks share some of the odder tales of local lore, including those of murder and mayhem. From the tales of a haunt in the attic of the house where George Washington really did sleep, to the Court House Ghost that made international news a few years ago, guides will walk ticket holders through centuries of stories, told against a backdrop of local history. The ghost tales were collected from folklore – such as the eloping maiden and the blood stained rock of White House Farm; stories passed down through generations, including accounts of eerie lights in the cemetery where murderers were buried; and contemporary interviews with local residents and business owners.

We’re not here to tell you our houses are all haunted, but that many of them have some really unique, and quite often strange, stories as part of their past – and present.

Please call or submit the form below to reserve a space. Tickets are $12.00 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under. Private tours for groups may also be arranged at other times by appointment. Call 410-778-3499, or email director@kentcountyhistory.org. Tickets may also be purchased at time of tour if available.

In addition to submitting the form below to reserve your space, you can also purchase your tickets on-line to avoid delays before your tour starts by following the link below the form to purchase Ghost Walk Tour tickets. Your purchased tickets will be available at the Bordley Building the night of the tour.

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