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Kent Island Day is Saturday, May 17, in Historic Stevensville

image003Kent Island Day is Saturday, May 17, in Historic Stevensville

Each year on the third Saturday in May the Kent Island Heritage Society celebrates the heritage, life, and culture of Kent Island. The celebration this year will be on Saturday, May 17. The Kent Island Day tradition began in 1977 with the signing of a proclamation by Acting Governor Blair Lee.

The family friendly community festival takes place in one of Kent Island’s oldest and most picturesque communities, the “Mayberry-like” village of Historic Stevensville, now designated as an official Maryland Arts and Entertainment District.. It will feature the Heritage Society’s Historic sites (all of which will be opened), period docents and colonial re-enactors, a working blacksmith, local artists, crafters, great food, a moon bounce and other kids’ activities, pony rides, an old fashioned parade, and lots of great on-stage entertainment.

The opening ceremony will be at 10:00 a.m. with the National Anthem, salute to the flag – the historic star spangled banner flag to mark the War of 1812 celebration. There will be a reading of the original Kent Island Day proclamation by former Delegate and Senate candidate, Dick Sossi.

The parade will step out at Kent Island Elementary School at 10:30 and will flow down Main Street through downtown Stevensville. “The parade will feature a great home town mix of old cars and tractors, boats, historic costumes, marching bands, scouts, civic groups, elected officials,  lots of political candidates, police and fire units,”, said Jack Broderick, Kent Island Heritage Society President and KI Day parade chair. “There’s always room in the parade, so if you want to be part of it, just gives us a call”.

There will be an expanded area of plants and gardening information, next to the Historic Cray House, including plants and displays by The Kent Island Garden Club and the QA Master Gardeners. A model train display will also be set up next to the Historic Train Station. Special kid’s activities will include kids’ crafts, a roving flea circus and a magician.

Entertainment will begin at noon on stage in the Stevensville Pocket Park next to the Historic Bank and will continue throughout the day. The entertainment will include the Chesapeake Bay Community Band and the Daschiell School of Dance.

We are grateful to the First National Bank of Kent Island, and these other sponsors who have helped to make this day possible for our community: the Kent Island Elks, the Kent Island American Legion, and Dr. Jennifer Russell.

Kent Island Day offers an informative and entertaining day for the whole family, spiced with local food, fun, and friendship, celebrating Kent Island. For questions or more information on Kent Island Day, call Jack at 410-643-6452 or visit the Heritage Society’s website at kentislandheritagesociety.org.

Entertainment for the day includes:11;30am, the Lighthouse Christian Academy, which will present a drama of the History of Kent Island; 12 noon, the Chesapeake Community Band; 1:00pm, the Dashiell School of Dancing;  1:30pm, Matapeake Middle School Band; 2:00pm, Dance Connection; 2:30pm, Sweet Adelines; 3:00pm, Jean Marie Dance Studio; 3:30pm, Kent Island Youth Chorus.

 

 

 

KENT ISLAND DAY SATURDAY MAY 17 10AM – 5PM STEVENSVILLE

imgres-2KENT ISLAND DAY SATURDAY MAY 17, 2014 10AM – 5PM IN THE HEART OF HISTORIC STEVENSVILLE, MARYLAND

Free Admission & Free Historic Site Tours

 10:30 AM Parade

 12-3:00 PM On-Stage Entertainment

 Model Train Display

 Artisans / Crafters

 Colonial Life Demonstrations

 Oyster Tonging Demonstrations

 Military Re-enactors Through The Ages

 War of 1812 and Antique Gun Firing Demonstration

 Food Vendors

  •   Local Authors
  •   Kent Island Federation of Arts / Raffle
  •   Children’s Activities / Pony Rides Interested Vendors Call (410) 827-4189

SPONSORED BY Kent Island Heritage Society, Island Print Shop & First National Bank

Kent Island Day

Saturday, MAY 18, 2013 10 am – 5 pm
in the heart of historic Stevensville, Maryland

 10:30 AM Parade
 12-3:00 PM On-Stage Entertainment
 Model Train Display
 BlackBeard the Pirate on the Eastern Shore
 Colonial Life Demonstrations
 Oyster Tonging Demonstrations
 Military Re-enactors Through The Ages
 War of 1812 and Antique Gun Firing Demonstration
 Food Vendors
 Local Authors
 Kent Island Federation of Arts
 Boat Raffle
 Children’s Activities / Pony Rides
 Music and Songs
 Historic Site Tours (Free)

Sponsored by: Island Print Shop and First National Bank

Kent Island Day

May 19, 2012

A perfect family-friendly activity, Kent Island Day commemorates the founding of Kent Island in 1631. The event is sponsored by the Kent Island Historical Society, and features displays, activites, food and crafts which demonstrate Kent Island’s heritage. Activities for children and entertainment are also part of the fun. Throughout historic Stevensville. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. www.Kentislandhertiagesociety.org. 410-758-2502.

Historic sites, demonstrations, arts, crafts, great food. 10:00 to 5:00. Parade starts at 10:30. On stage entertainment starts at 12:00.

Also Traffic note:
For Kent Island Day, Saturday May 19, traffic will be closed in Historic Stevensville, on Old Love Pt. Road and Cockey Lane, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

40th Annual Kent Island Day

The 40th Annual Kent Island Day celebrates the history and culture of Kent Island with encampments and demonstrations of colonial life, as well as with music, dance and food. Sponsored by The Kent Island Heritage Society, Inc., there will be all-day entertainment for the entire family. This event will be held in downtown Historic Stevensville on Saturday, May 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A parade will immediately follow a brief opening ceremony at 10 a.m. The Heritage Society’s historic sites, including Cray House, the Train Depot, Old Post Office and Old Stevensville Bank in downtown Stevensville, will be open, as will the Kirwan Country Store Museum in Chester. Heritage Society docents in period costumes will be on hand at each site.

Food vendors, crafts people and other community groups will be a part of the day’s event. Entertainment will run from noon to 4 p.m. at Pocket Park in downtown Historic Stevensville.

For inquiries about the parade, Call KIHS President Jack Broderick at 410-643-6452. For other information about the event, call Joyce Woodford at 410-827-4189.

Kent Island Day

This event commemorated the founding of Kent Island in 1631. Displays, activities and crafts are presented which demonstrate Kent Island’s Heritage. The event will be held in Historic Stevensville Downtown Center from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. For more information visit www.kentislandheritagesociety.org.

Saturday, May 15, 2010
Historic Stevensville Downtown Center

Kent Island Day is Saturday, May 15, in Historic Stevensville

Each year on the third Saturday in May the Kent Island Heritage Society celebrates the heritage, life, and culture ofKent Island. The celebration this year will be on Saturday, May 15. The Kent Island Day tradition began in 1977 with the signing of a proclamation by Acting Governor Blair Lee.

The community festival takes place in one of Kent Island’s oldest and most picturesque communities, the “Mayberry-like” village of Stevensville. It will feature the Heritage Society’s Historic sites (all of which will be opened), period docents and re-enactors, historic gun firing demonstrations, local artists, crafters, good food, a moon bounce for kids, an old fashioned parade, and lots of great on-stage entertainment

The opening ceremony will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with the National Anthem, salute to the flag, and reading of the Kent Island Day proclamation by Delegate Dick Sossi. The opening ceremony will also feature the dedication of the Heritage Society’s newly restored caboose (done with the help of the “Kent Island Caboosters”).

The parade will step out at Kent Island Elementary School at 10:30 and will flow down Main Street through downtown Stevensville. “The parade will feature a great home town mix of old cars and tractors, boats, historic costumes, bands, scouts, civic groups, elected officials,  political candidates, police and fire units, and the exciting horses of the Maryland Rough Riders”, said Jack Broderick, Kent Island Heritage Society President and KI Day parade chair. “We always have openings in the parade, so if you want to be part of it, just gives us a call”.

“One of the great features of this year’s event will be an expanded area of plants and gardening information, next to the Historic Cray House”, said Joyce Woodford, KI Day Vendor Chair. They will include plants and displays by The Kent Island Garden Club, the QA Master Gardeners, and Adkins Arboretum.

Entertainment will begin at noon on stage in the Stevensville Pocket Park next to the Historic Bank and will continue throughout the day. The entertainment will include the Kent Island Community Band; The Daschiell School of Dance; the women’s acappela group – “Harmony on the Bay”; the children’s theatre group – “My Kids’ Playhouse”; and the old favorite bluegrass group, “The Bay Country Gentlemen”.

“It’s an exciting and entertaining family event”, said Broderick at a recent planning meeting, “we’re looking forward to it. It’s a great day of food fun and friendship, celebrating Kent Island”.

For questions or more information on Kent Island Day, call Jack at 410-643-6452 or email atjackandlizzie@atlanticbb.net.

Kent Island Day

By decree of the governor, Kent Island Day is a celebration of the founding in 1631 of the first permanent English settlement in the territory that would become Maryland and the third in America, following only Jamestown and Plymouth.

Sponsored by the Kent Island Heritage Society, there will be all-day entertainment for the entire family, beginning with a big parade. Reenactments and an encampment provide historical perspective. Crafters, community-group displays, on-stage performances, demonstrations, kiddie rides and good food are part of the day’s experience. And a bake-sale booth with mouth-watering home-baked cakes and pastries.

Kent Island Day will be held in downtown Historic Stevensville on Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Continual entertainment runs from noon to 4 p.m.

The Heritage Society’s historic sites—Cray House, the Train Station and Caboose, the Old Post Office and the Stevensville Bank in Historic Stevensville and Kirwan Country Store Museum in Chester—will be opened to visitors. Docents in period costumes will be on hand at each site.

For information about the event, call Joyce Woodford at 410-827-4189.

For inquiries about the parade, call KIHS President Jack Broderick at 410-643-6452.