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.
Vintage Auto Travel in Maryland State Archives Special Collections 1910-1965, Date & Time TBA @ Kent Island Library. Presented by Maria A. Day, Director of Special Collections. Take a field trip back in time to the early twentieth century, as Marylanders explored their historic and scenic wonders by automobile. This talk features maps, photographs, commercial art, tour guides, and other items from Maryland State Archives Special Collections, the State’s holdings of private documents and culturally significant records. The presentation spans a cross-section of automobile history across the state: from the earliest cars in the state and paving of The National Road to post-war leisure travel and the opening of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
Kent Island Day is May 21, 2016! Each year, the Kent Island Heritage Society 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! Visit our Kent Island Day page for information, participation forms and directions. All-new for 2016: Doggie Fashion Show sponsored by the Chesapeake Veterinary Hospital!
Tour Stevensville Historic Sites. Our Historic Sites are open to the public on the 1st Saturday of every month from April 2016 through November 2016, 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).
CURATORSHIP OF HISTORIC SITE AVAILABLE - The Historic Christ Church Rectory (ca.1840 -1855) is in need of renovation. 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.