The Summer Concert Series starts Saturday, June 7 and features Scrub Pines, playing traditional Americana music. Concerts are every Saturday from 10-11 a.m. all summer, until the end of September. All concerts are in Howard Avenue Park, across from the Farmer’s Market at the Kensington Train Station. These concerts were started by the late Wat Stewart, a longtime Kensington resident and Board member of the Kensington Historical Society. 2014 KHS Concert Schedule
PANEL PRESENTATION ON MID-20th CENTURY LIFE IN KENSINGTON – Sunday, March 30, 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church
Next Meeting, Tuesday, November 19th – TOWN HALL, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington, MD
Coffee at 7, Program at 7:30, followed by meeting.
AUTHOR CHRISTIAN McBURNEY on the Revolutionary War
Come hear one of your Kensington neighbors, Christian McBurney, discuss his book, The Rhode Island Campaign: The First French and American Operation of the Revolutionary War (Westholme, 2012). The books focuses on the joint French-American attempt to capture the British garrison of Newport, Rhode Island in the summer of 1778. If it had succeeded, it might have ended the war. While it did not succeed, French and American officers learned important lessons about the need for future allied cooperation, and the performance of Continental troops at the ultimate Battle of Rhode Island was more proof that Washington’s army at Valley Forge had been molded into an effective fighting force. The Continental “black regiment” of Rhode Island, which fought valiantly in the battle, served as the war’s only segregated fighting unit, consisting of ex-slaves and other men of color—a precursor to the Massachusetts 54th Regiment during the Civil War. Mr. McBurney will be glad to sell autographed books for $25 each following the lecture.
The Kensington Summer Concert Series 2013 continues through September and an October concert has been added due to a heat cancellation in July. All concerts are held on Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. in Howard Avenue Park, across from the Kensington Train Station Farmers’ Market.
Sept. 7 Ruthie Logsdon & Greg Hardin (of Ruthie & the Wranglers)
Sept. 14 Ellen Cherry ~ Spunky pop
Sept. 21 20895 ~ Old country & rockabilly w/ Drew Holland & friends
Sept. 28 GP JAM (Garrett Park) ~ Eclectic folk pop
Oct. 5 Janine Wilson & Max Evans ~ Rock/roots/blues
Janine Wilson and Max Evans have been rescheduled to play thier rock, roots, and blues music at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 19. The concert is at the Howard Avenue Park across from the Farmer’s Market at the Kensington Train Station.
Warner Circle Update – Wednesday, September 25, 7 p.m.
Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD
Julie Mueller, Cultural Resources Planner of the County Parks Department, will report on the status and future of the Historic 1891 Warner Manor and Park. Get the whole story!
Free event – all are welcome! Coffee, cider and cookies at 6:30pm