Category Archives: History

Historical Society announces a special lecture, “Hot Air and Hubris: Baseball and the Rural Culture of the Eastern Shore”

The Historical Society is pleased to announce a special lecture, “Hot Air and Hubris: Baseball and the Rural Culture of the Eastern Shore”, that will coordinate with our window exhibit “When Hometown Baseball Was King.” on Friday, October 20th, 2017, 5 P.M. at Bordley Building.
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Historical Society October’s Happy Hour will Feature Kevin Hemstock

Latest installment of History Happy Hour will have Kevin Hemstock giving a talk on THE FREAKS, FABLES & FIRES (AND ADDED MYSTERIES) OF KENT COUNTY, MD Continue reading

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English Professor’s Collaboration With WC’s GIS Lab Creates a Story Map Exploring Influential African American Publishing Company

So many times, whether in science or literature, asking one question often leads to another. Such was the case for Alisha Knight, associate professor of English and American Studies at Washington College, when she was writing her book on Pauline Hopkins, a prolific African American writer at the turn of the 20th century. Curious about the publication history of Hopkins’s first novel, Contending Forces, Knight started asking questions about the book’s publisher, the Colored Co-Operative Publishing Company. Continue reading

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September 1, 2017 History Happy Hour – Holland Island: Lost Atlantic of the Chesapeake

The Historical Society of Kent County will hold the latest installment of their History Happy Hour Lectures at 4 pm on Friday, September 1,2017. This month will feature author Ann Foley and her book Holland Island: Lost Atlantic of the Chesapeake. Located just six miles south of Bishop’s Head, in Dorchester County, and seven miles north of Smith’s Island Continue reading

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Celebrating the 27th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at the Library

In celebration of the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Maryland Department of Disabilities (MDOD) has been hosting a traveling disAbility History Tour throughout Maryland. The tour wraps up with a final exhibit at Kent County Public Library’s Chestertown Branch August 22-26, 2017. Continue reading

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Starr Center’s Goodheart Earns National Endowment for the Humanities Award for Sequel to his Bestselling 1861: The Civil War Awakening

Adam Goodheart, director of Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience, has earned a prestigious Public Scholar Award from the National Endowment for the Humanities to research and write the sequel to his best-selling 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Continue reading

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