Christ Church and Rectory
Historic Stevensville Bank
Old Stevensville Post Office
Cray House

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.

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Bay Bridge

Select this LINK to read the Spotlight article covering our March 2018 Bay Bridge meeting held at the Historic Christ Church in Stevensville, MD.

Annual Kent Island Heritage Society Members Chester River Dinner Cruise Aboard the "Chester River Packet".

Chester River Packet

Dockside - QA heritage and Visitor Center

425 Piney Narrows Road

Kent Narrows, Chester

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

5:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.

RSVP - June 16, 2018 - Seating Limited

*If you have not received your invitation call Jack Broderick: 410-829-7760 or email:


2018 Kent Island Heritage Society Scholarship

Congratulations to Kylie DeVincentz, graduating senior at Kent Island High School ! She will be attending the University of Calgary in the Fall! We wish Kylie the best in her academic studies and her future endeavors!

Each year the Kent Island Heritage Society awards a $1000 scholarship to a graduating senior of Kent Island High School who plans on attending college.  The scholarship is competitive and is judged on the following criteria:

  • a second-generation Kent Island native, at least one parent born on Kent Island
  • GPA of 3.0 or better
  • community service
  • letter of recommendation from your guidance counselor
  • high school transcript
  • a one page essay on the importance of preserving the heritage of Kent Island including a one paragraph biographical sketch

Deadline is April 30 of the year the scholarship is awarded.

For more information regarding the 2019 scholarship please contact Nancy Cook, 124 Bryce Road Queenstown, MD 21658 410-758-2505.


Our Historic Sites are open to the public on the 1st Saturday of every month from April 2018 through November 2018, 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).


Cemetery Committee Volunteers Needed

Do you have an interest in the cemeteries on Kent Island (both public and private)?  We are in need of someone who can volunteer 1-2 hours (there is no strict time commitment - work as little or as much as you would like) a week to assist with the identification and preservation of grave sites on Kent Island and their connection to the Island's heritage.  Much of this work has been done by others but there is still much to be done.  If you are interested or have questions please contact Robert Lowe at

Docents Needed

Do you love History, especially Eastern Shore and Kent Island History?  Here's an opportunity to learn more about our heritage and help educate others by being a docent at one of our Historic Sites

There is no age requirement - we welcome youth and adults!

The Kent Island Heritage Society's Historic Sites are open to the public on the 1st Saturday of every month from April through November, from 12 o'clock noon until 4:00 p.m.  Society docents staff the sites and provide unique, live, guided tours appropriate for residents, children, families, students, and tourists.

For more information please contact Sally Lewis at 443-294-3203; or Nancy Cook at 410-758-2502 or go to our Docents page.

Society Members Needed

We are always interested in having individuals, both young and mature, join the Kent Island Heritage Society.   There are many benefits to being a member including the opportunity to learn more about our Kent Island Heritage and support our ongoing activities to preserve the rich history of Maryland's earliest European settlement!  Join, you'll be glad you did!  For more information go to the Membership/Donate page or contact John L. Conley at 703 216 0449 or