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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Date/Time Information:
Saturday & Sunday, December 1st & 2nd
Saturday & Sunday, December 8th & 9th
12:00 - 5:00pm Each Day

SANTA visits on Sundays, Dec. 2nd & 9th 1:00pm to 3:00pm

At the Kent Narrows Outlet Center
61 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD 21619
Admission is FREE (Donations are welcome)
Complimentary Refreshments
For more information:  Phone 443-758-4468


The Kent Island Heritage Society will have a display about the role of the railroad on Kent Island at the Museum of Eastern Shore Life Festival of Trains.  There were four stations on Kent Island:  Love Point, Stevensville, Chester and Kent Narrows. We maintain a historic station in Stevensville.  Many thanks to the Queen Anne’s Railroad Society for providing us space at this popular event.



Our 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. 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).


Kirwan House and Museum

There are always little jobs that need doing at our historic sites. If you are so inclined and have a little free time, please contact us. Repair a window pane, water some flowers, paint a chair, rake, wash a window, feed the fish, help out with the fish pond, etc, etc., etc., One time or sometimes, your help is needed.  Contact Robert Lowe at or speak to any Kent Island Heritage Society Board Member.  We are grateful for any help you can offer!  Thanks!

Cemetery Committee Volunteers Needed

Do you have an interest in the cemeteries on Kent Island (both public and private)? Can you 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 more 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.

Join the Kent island Heritage Society!

Good Old Days

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