The Kent Island heritage Society
The Kent Island Heritage Society was founded in 1975 for the purpose of discovering, identifying, restoring and preserving the heritage of Kent Island in Maryland. It works diligently to facilitate the processes by which both its youth and mature history enthusiasts can acquire an appreciation of Kent Island's place in the history of Maryland and of our nation.
Kent Island Day
May 20, 2017
Each year, Kent Island Day commemorates the founding of Kent Island in 1631 with a parade down Main Street, historic exhibits, displays, activities, food, vendors, costumes, activities for kids and crafts.
SAVE THE DATE!
Here is a sneak preview of some of the events to be held at the upcoming Kent Island Day festivities to be held Saturday May 20! Don't miss it! Fun for the family! Learn from the present and past what has made Kent Island the most unique island of the Chesapeake Bay!
DEADLINE APRIL 30 FOR KENT ISLAND HERITAGE SOCIETY SCHOLARSHIP
The Kent Island Heritage Society is offering a $1000 one-year scholarship to a graduating senior from Kent Island High School who plans to attend college. To be eligible the applicant must:
• be at least a second-generation Kent Island native, at least one parent born on Kent Island;
• have a 3.0 GPA or higher;
• and have performed community service.
Please submit for review: the application form, a letter of recommendation from a guidance counselor, accompanied by your high school transcript, and a one page essay on the importance of preserving the heritage of Kent Island (the first paragraph of which should contain a brief biographical sketch).
CURATORSHIP OF HISTORIC SITE AVAILABLE
The Historic Christ Church Rectory (ca.1840 -1855) is in need of renovation. Persons live rent-free for life provided they provide approved renovation and underwrite the cost of that renovation to the historic site. Other stipulations/regulations apply, but if interested, please contact 410-758-2502 and leave phone number and name.
JOIN US FOR A TOUR OF STEVENSVILLE HISTORIC SITES
Our Historic Sites are open to the public on the 1st Saturday of every month from April 2017 through November 2017, from 12 o'clock noon until 4:00 p.m. with Society docents staffing the sites and providing unique live guided tours appropriate for residents, children, families, students and tourists. Additional tours of the sites may be scheduled by calling 410-758-2502 (Society Board Member Nancy Cook). The Kirwan Store Museum may also be privately scheduled by calling 410-643-2731 (Society Board Member Linda Collier).