2018 Kent Island Heritage Society Scholarship
Congratulations to Kylie DeVincentz, graduating senior at Kent Island High School
#kentislandhighschool! 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.
Annual Kent Island Heritage Society Members Chester River Dinner Cruise Aboard the "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
Note: "A great time was had by all"!
Kent Island Day 2018 may have been cancelled due to rain but our spirit is not dampened!
2018 Kent Island Day Cancelled!
Due to several days of rain we had to cancel the 2018 Kent Island Day. Unfortunately no rain date is available. However, we are already planing for Kent Island Day 2019!! Check our website for updates and events; follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, and Facebook; and, of course, consider becoming a member or benefactor of our great organization!
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.
NEW!!! Library Expansion FAQs! Don't forget to support our Kent Island Heritage Society History Room in the new plans!
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.
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.