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 19, 2018
Mark your calendar!!! Kent Island Day is coming. This year's event will be the biggest and best ever.
Visit our Kent Island Day 2018 page for more information!
See you there!
Cemetery Committee Chair 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 a week to chair a committee of Society members responsible for 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
KENT ISLAND EXPANSION AND RENOVATION PROJECT UPDATE
Manns Woodward Studio formally presented the most popular plan (~12,220 sq ft) to the County Commissioners Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The total cost of the project is estimated to be between 6-8 million dollars. Support for the much needed expansion is not in question but how to pay for it. Please let your Commissioner know we need the expansion and the inclusion of our Local History Room! Watch the presentation here starting at the 144:20 mark.
LINDA COLLIER INDUCTED INTO THE MARYLAND SENIOR CITIZENS HALL OF FAME 2017
Board member, Linda Collier, was recently inducted into the prestigious Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame 2017. Those of you that have had the pleasure to meet or work with Linda find her youthful enthusiasm and energy contagious! We are truly blessed to have her as a member of our board. She is currently the curator of the Kirwan House and Museum. You can read more about the James E. Kirwan House under the Historic Sites tab and The Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame here.
TOUR OF STEVENSVILLE HISTORIC SITES FOR 2018
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).
CURATORSHIP OF HISTORIC SITE IS FILLED!
The Historic Christ Church Rectory (ca.1840 -1855) has a new curator! Please check back to learn about future renovations and activities.