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.

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

Breaking News!

Latest news concerning the Historic Christ Church sale:  Five bids were submitted to the county and are being further reviewed by a subcommittee which will present its findings to the commissioners in the near future.  You can view four of the proposed bids at the beginning (minute 6:50) and view President Jack Broderick's comments from 23:28 to 27:17.  The final motion to form a subcommittee ends at 32:35.  The Kent Island Heritage Society supports the historic preservation and use of this historic church by the community!  Stay tuned for updates!!



 


Kent Island Day 2019!

Thanks to all the participants, vendors, and especially the great weather for making this years Kent Island Day a resounding success!! Read more about it HERE!



FOUND!

A glasses case and glasses were recently left at our recent presentation by Dr. Darrin Lowery at the Historic Christ Church on March 20, 2019.  If you can correctly identify them or know who they belong to please contact Robert Lowe at kent.island.heritage.society@gmail.com.



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).


DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?

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 kent.island.heritage.society@gmail.com or speak to any Kent Island Heritage Society Board Member.  We are grateful for any help you can offer!  Thanks!


DOCENTS NEEDED

Docents

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; sally.lewis@live.com or Nancy Cook at 410-758-2502 or go to our Docents page.


JOIN THE KENT ISLAND HERITAGE SOCIETY!

Nancy Cook at Cray House Stevensville MD

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 concomm@atlanticbb.net.