Academy of Lifelong Learning

THE FREAKS, FABLES & FIRES OF KENT COUNTY, MD

Kevin Hemstock

 

Mondays, March 20 – April 10 (four weeks)

4:15 – 5:15 pm

Lecture/Discussion

 

A discussion and PowerPoint presentation on the quirks of Kent County history, including the Chestertown cannon, a ghost in the courthouse, Wild West shows, the truth about the tea party, Millington money, exiled editors, the Galena silver mine, buildings moved here and there, fountain fun, and of course – the fires!

 

KEVIN HEMSTOCK lives in Millington, MD, with his wife, four dogs, and four or five cats. His family roots run throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. Before, during and after a career in journalism spanning three decades, he has had a strong interest in local history. In 2000 he moved to Maryland to work as editor of the Kent County News, where he published hundreds of columns on the topic of local history. He currently operates Old News, a genealogical and historical research service and ephemera shop in Millington. His book Injustice on the Eastern Shore was published by The History Press in 2015; he has self-published numerous other titles including The 13 Most Sensational Murder Cases in Kent County.