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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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The Great Explosion: Kent Manufacturing

$13.00

The Great Explosion.  On the morning of July 16, 1954, Kent Manufacturing, a locally owned and operated fireworks and munitions plant in Chestertown, was destroyed by a series of explosions.  11 people died, and the plant was permanently closed.  In 2009, the Historical Society of Kent County hosted an evening to collect the recollections of Kent County residents about that fateful day.  This oral history offers the poignant first-hand accounts of that day.  $10.00, plus $3.00 bookrate shipping.

 

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