Category Archives: History

Learn about Sumner Hall with the CBG

Our speakers will be Bob Ingersoll, President of the Board of Directors of Sumner Hall and Nina Johnson, Executive Director of Sumner Hall.
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Revolutionary America Through German Eyes

For the 30,000-some German soldiers who fought for the British during the American Revolution, the colonists and their country were a complete unknown. Friederike Baer, an associate professor of history at Pennsylvania State University, will discuss their unique view of the fledgling country on March 29, 2017 in “Hurray to America!: The German Auxiliary Troops in the War for American Independence.” Continue reading

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Four Chaplains Memorial Service at American Legion Post 36

On a day when the weather was very much like it was on that night in 1943, the Frank M Jarman American Legion Post 36 held a service honoring the Four Chaplains. Continue reading

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Y2017-FY2018 Historic Preservation Loan Applications Accepted

The Maryland Historical Trust (MHT), a division of the Maryland Department of Planning (Planning), is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2017 and 2018 capital loans under the MHT Historic Preservation Loan Program. Continue reading

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The Chesapeake’s First Labor Force: Indentured Servitude in Kent County

The Historical Society of Kent County is pleased to announce a four part lecture series that will coordinate with Sumner Hall’s Smithsonian exhibit entitled “The Way We Worked”. These lectures will explore the way Kent County worked beginning with indentured servitude and culminating with women’s work on the Eastern Shore during World War II. Continue reading

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Thirty Years and Counting for the Stones at The Inn at Mitchell House

Innkeepers Jim and Tracey Stone are proud to announce that they just celebrated their 30th anniversary of owning and operating The Inn at Mitchell House. Continue reading

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