The Kent Island Heritage Society, Inc. welcomes you.
Welcome to The Kent Island Heritage Society, Inc., whose purpose is to discover, identify, restore and preserve the heritage of Kent Island in Maryland.
Saturday May 16, 2015 is Kent Island Day! Join us for this wonderful hometown festival celebrating our beautiful island's history and wish your neighbors a "Happy Kent Island Day!" Each year, Kent Island Day in Historic Stevensville, Maryland commemorates the founding of Kent Island in 1631 with a parade down Main Street, historic exhibits, displays, activities, food, vendors, costumes, activities for kids, crafts and more. To participate as an artisan, nonprofit organization, or food vendor or to march in the Kent Island Day parade, view the details & relevant forms on our Kent Island Day page. Registration deadline for food vendors is April 1, 2015. Non-food vendors, nonprofits and artisan deadline is April 25, 2015.
Join us on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 7pm as Mary Ann Jung of "History Alive" presents Rosie the Riveter! She'll be taking the stage at Historic Christ Church in Stevensville for a presentation you won't want to miss. Learn the fascinating story of Rosie the Riveter, join in the fun as you meet or maybe even play Charles Lindbergh, Walter Pidgeon, and Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Discover which came first: the Rosie posters, song, or the real women who sacrificed and worked in factories to help America win the war. Who was the real Rosie? The answer is riveting!
Tour Stevensville Historic Sites. Our Historic Sites are open to the public on the 1st Saturday of every month from April 2015 through November 2015, 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 (Kent Island Heritage Society VP Nancy Cook). The Kirwan Store Museum may also be privately scheduled by calling 410-643-2731 (Society Board Member Linda Collier).
CURATORSHIP OF HISTORIC SITE AVAILABLE - The Historic Christ Church Rectory (ca.1840 -1855) is in need of renovation. A curatorship under the auspices of DNR (Department of Natural Resources) is available. Persons live rent-free for life provided they provide approved renovation and underwrite the cost of that renovation to the historic site. Other stipulations/regulations apply, but if interested, please contact 410-758-2502 and leave phone number and name.