2018

Kent Island Day 2018 may have been cancelled due to rain but our spirit is not dampened!

Docents

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!

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!

2017

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.