The time has come to step back in time to the War of 1812 in Kent County. During this war, how and where did the brave men who defended Kent County live? The Historical Society of Kent County will host a series of events during this special 1812 weekend that will help bring the local history to life.
On Thursday, October 4 at the Bordley History Center, 301 High Street, noted author Christopher George will speak about his recent article for the Maryland Historical Society, which recounts little known history of the participation of African Americans in the War of 1812. This event begins at 7 pm and is free and open to the public.
On Friday, October 5 at 4 pm in the Bordley History Center, Ralph Eshelman, historian for the National Park Service’s Star Spangled Banner Historic Trail will be signing copies of his new book “In Full Glory”. Stop in for some wine and cheese and pickup a copy of this new book on the war, signed by the author.
At 7:30 pm on Friday, Ralph Eshelman will be speaking at Emmanuel Church Hall. Ralph has unmatched insight into the Kent County events of the War of 1812. Don’t miss this chance to gain some insight into how the county was attacked by the British and how local men defended their home soil. Tickets are $10 for Historical Society Members and $15 for the general public and can be purchased in advance or at the door that evening.