The “History Happy Hour” and Chestertown’s popular First Friday is rolling around again as we flip the calendar over to September. For the next two months, the Historical Society of Kent County’s programs are focusing on the War of 1812 since Maryland is gearing up for the Bicentennial of that epic part of our region and nation’s past.
This Friday (Sept. 3), Dr. Davy McCall will speak about “Peter Parker: Beyond the Battle of Caulks Field. The Washington College professor will share his knowledge of the British officer who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Caulks Field in the War of 1812 in Kent County. Next month (Oct 1) Christopher George, the author of the “Terror on the Chesapeake,” will provide a detailed account of the War of 1812 on the Chesapeake Bay.
Stop by between 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. on the First Friday of each month for a laid-back history program with great wine and fabulous cheese before starting out for an enjoyable evening in Chestertown. The programs are free and open to the public, but donations from non-members are appreciated. The programs take place at the Geddes-Pipper House, 101 Church Alley, Chestertown. Click here for more information.