OCTOBER 21st ,WEDNESDAY, 7 pm. Octagon Room, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 10401 Armory Avenue across from the Kensington Town Hall parking lot. KHS will be joining the Friends of the Kensington Park Library to enjoy a presentation by Dorothy Pugh and Karen Lottes, authors of IN SEARCH OF MARYLAND GHOSTS: MONTGOMERY COUNTY. These short story authors share a mutual love of history and ghost lore. According to Schiffer Publishing, the two have worked together to promote an appreciation of local history through the paranormal and what it reveals about our past. This could certainly put you in the mood for Halloween!
NOVEMBER 17th, TUESDAY, 7 pm. Town Hall, Lower Level, 3710 Mitchell St., Kensington James Rada Jr. will discuss his new book THE LAST TO FALL: THE 1922 MARCH, BATTLES, & DEATHS OF U.S. MARINES AT GETTYSBURG (written with Richard Fulton). In 1922, the largest army since the Civil War marched through Montgomery County on its way to Gettysburg to re-fight the Civil War. On both the march to and return from Gettysburg, the Marines stayed overnight in Bethesda (on the Corby Estate) and in North Gaithersburg. Their week-long march allowed them to interact with the public along the way and seek out any living Civil War veterans to invite to the maneuvers. Tragically, two marines in this group would die on the battlefield when their bi-plane crashed as part of the military exercises in Gettysburg. Please join us on Nov 17th for this fascinating story of the “second battle” of Gettysburg. Photos will bring this to life. Mr. Rada will be available to sign his book and will have copies for sale. The meeting will be at the Town Hall and is open to the public. Coffee and refreshments will be served at 7 pm and the Program will start at 7:30, followed by the business meeting.
Scrub Pines has been rescheduled for Oct. 24. So the Kensington Summer Concert Series takes over October. . .
Our three make-up concerts are:
Oct. 10 – 2nd Story Band (folk, blues, alternative & world beat)
Oct. 17 – ellen cherry (spunky pop)
Oct. 24 - Scrub Pines (traditional Americana)
If you want to check out their music or where else they’re playing:
There are plenty of fun things to do in Kensington this weekend!
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES – GP Jams plays eclectic folk pop at 10 a.m. at Howard Avenue Park.
PAINT THE TOWN - all 3 days at Kensington Town Hall.
KENSINGTON LABOR DAY PARADE - 10 a.m. on Monday.
LABOR DAY FESTIVAL – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. along Antique Row. The Kensington Historical Society festival table will be near the intersection of Armory and Knowles Avenues. Stop by and see us!
ALL ABOARD KENSINGTON: MODEL TRAINS, MUSIC, STORIES AND MORE
When: Saturday & Sunday – September 12 and 13, 2015, from 11am-5pm
Where: Kensington Armory/Town Hall – 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD
Admission: $5 adults; $2 children; $10 family
This event benefits the Kensington Historical Society and the Noyes Children’s Library Foundation.
More info: www.kensingtontrainshow.com
Don’t forget the Saturday concert at the Howard Avenue Park, across from the Train Station, before the Train Show on Saturday. Ruthie Logsdon & Greg Hardin are playing their country music at 10 a.m. The remaining concerts in the KHS Free Summer Concert Series are listed in an announcement below.
The Free Summer Concert Series continues every Saturday morning from 10 – 11 a.m. at the Howard Avenue Park, across from the Farmer’s Market at the Kensington Train Station. All three rained out concerts have been rescheduled for October. The remaining concerts are:
Sept. 5 GP Jams ~ Eclectic folk pop
Sept. 12 Ruthie & Greg Hardin (of Ruthie & the Wranglers) Country
Sept. 19 Janine Wilson & Max Evans~ Rock/roots/blues
Sept. 26 Angie & Carlos Munhoz ~ Brazilian jazz
Oct. 3 Scrub Pines ~ Traditional Americana
Oct.10 2nd Story Band ~ Folk, blues, alternative & world beat
Oct. 17 ellen cherry ~ Spunky pop
The full schedule for Summer 2015 is at: 2015 KHS Concert Schedule corrected
The Kensington Historical Society’s Free Summer Concert Series is back again! Enjoy live music each Saturday from 10-11 am through September 26 at the Howard Avenue Park across from the Kensington Farmers’ Market at the Train Station. June 6 is the Wat Stewart Memorial Concert featuring Dixieland Express playing New Orleans traditional jazz. The June concerts are listed below and the flyer for the season is available here: 2015 KHS Concert Schedule4
June 6 Wat Stewart Memorial Concert: Dixieland Express ~ New Orleans traditional jazz
June 13 Mystic Warriors ~ World music from the Andes
June 20 Cumberland Run ~ Countrybilly
June 27 Scrub Pines ~ Traditional Americana
Please attend the Historic Buildings Community Meeting this Wednesday night to discuss the future for Warner Circle, Noyes Children’s Library, and the Kensington Cabin. It will be held at the St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, across from the Kensington Town Hall, at 7 pm. The Parks Department will be discussing the public input analysis from the initial Historic Buildings meeting in January; what’s been accomplished; explore options for a summer concert series and a reading garden; and discuss the next steps. See this link for more information: http://www.montgomeryparks.org/PPSD/Cultural_Resources_Stewardship/heritage/kensington.historic.buildings.shtm
If you are unable to attend you can leave comments for the Park’s Dept online at the address in the link above.
MAY 30: KHS Spring Garden Party
The Garden Party will take place on Saturday, May 30 in the afternoon (rain date is May 31). All KHS members will receive invitations by mail. If you haven’t paid your dues or want to join, check out our membership page at the “Support KHS” tab at the top of the page. Not sure if you’ve paid? Send us an email at info.@kensigntonhistory.org.
JUNE 2: Presentation on the History and Future of the Noyes Children’s Library
Come to learn more about the history of the Noyes Library which has been in Kensington for over 120 years. Get an update on the plans for rehabilitation, including accessibility improvements and expanded space within the library. Have you ever wondered what a Penny Theater is? Now’s your chance to find out!
The Noyes Children’s Library Foundation Board will discuss all this and bring their Penny Theater on Tuesday, June 2nd, 7 to 9 pm. Kensington Town Hall, lower level. Coffee and cookies at 7 p.m., with the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. This program is free, everyone is welcome, and membership is not required.
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