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2014 Kensington Summer Concert Series Starts Saturday, June 7

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.  Click here for a full summer schedule:  2014-KHS-Concert Schedule

The remaining concerts for the summer are:

 

August 23    Ruthie & Greg Hardin (of Ruthie & the Wranglers) ~ Country

August 30    2nd Story Band ~ Folk, blues, alternative & world beat

Sept. 6    GP Jams ~ Eclectic folk pop

Sept. 13    Blue Book Value ~ Rhythm & blues swing band

Sept. 20    Silver Creek (the O’Malleys) ~ Country, Hawaiian, ragtime & fiddle                            

Sept. 27    Dede Wyland with Ira Gitlin~ Bluegrass

Oct. 4   Rita Clarke & the Naturals ~ Rhythm & blues

May 2014 Newsletter Now Available Online

Warner Manor Celebration, Saturday, May 17, 2-4 p.m.

We have reached a Milestone on the Road to Restoration!  Let’s celebrate!!  Everyone in the greater Kensington Community is invited to enjoy the  party May 17th (rain date May 18) from 2 to 4 p.m.  Hosted by the Montgomery County Parks Department and the Kensington Historical Society.  There will be a program, refreshments, music and games.   No reservations needed.  Brainard Warner Manor, Kensington Circle Park, 10231 Carroll Place, Kensington, MD.  To volunteer, please email info@kensingtonhistory.org.
 
See the attached flyer for more information. 
 

March 2014 Newsletter Now Available Online

PANEL PRESENTATION ON MID-20th CENTURY LIFE IN KENSINGTON – Sunday, March 30, 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church

 
 
Please join us next Sunday for a panel presentation about life in Kensington in the mid-20th century.  Learn about what life was like in the Kensington area in this dynamic time period.
 
The Town of Kensington developed from an agricultural community with 75 residents in 1880 to the present day one square mile town at the center of the 20895 zip code.  The town was incorporated in 1894 and development flourished at the turn of the 19th century, with another period of development after World War II.
 
Enjoy coffee and cookies at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, followed by the program and a brief business meeting.  We will meet at Heavener Hall in St. Paul’s Methodist Church on Armory Avenue.  Parking is located at the bottom of Knowles Avenue next to the church.  Free, everyone welcome. 
 
 

Next Meeting, Tuesday, November 19th – AUTHOR CHRISTIAN McBURNEY on the Revolutionary War

 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.

 

November 2013 Newsletter Online

Summer Concerts Continue through September and into October!

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)  

                         Country

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

 2013 KHS Concert Schedule updated (1)

Concert rescheduled for October 19

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, Sept. 25

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

Warner Circle Update Poster – 2013