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.

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

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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!


We are looking forward to other events this year for members and guests such as the Chester River Packet cruise and the Fall Picnic at the Kirwan House and Museum.  We will continue to provide special tours of our historic properties for interested groups; fun and informative educational sessions to schools and civic groups; and First Saturdays (first Saturday of the month) docent-lead open houses of our historic properties in Historic Downtown Stevensville and the Kirwan House/General Store/Museum in nearby Chester.
We thank our community for their understanding and for their continuing
support of Kent Island Day.  Please check our website, Facebook, and Twitter regularly for updates and don't forget we house a large collection of Kent Island history and genealogy materials at the Kent Island Library.
See you soon!

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!

The Bay Bridge - Past - Present - and Future

Sunset on the Bay Bridge

Thanks to all that attended the presentation on Wednesday March 28, 2018!  Get ready for Kent Island Day and visit us First Saturdays at our historic sites!


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!



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.


The Historic Christ Church Rectory (ca.1840 -1855) has a new curator! Please check back to learn about future renovations and activities.