Legacy Day 2019

 Legacy Day – Historic Churches
August 10 & 17, 2019

Legacy Day celebrates the rich cultural heritage of African Americans in Kent County. It is an opportunity for all residents to recognize their shared history and have a good time. This year’s theme is Historic African American Churches of Kent County.

Enjoy live music by local favorite, Jasper Hackett with Quiet Fire; favorite food, drink and craft vendors; a special exhibit at the Bordley History Center; a genealogy workshop; a Gospel Concert featuring Rev. Dr. Anthony Brown; a parade; a dance contest and dancing in the street with DJ Lonnie Butcher.

Legacy Day is offered free of charge to the community – thanks to the generous support of individuals, organizations and businesses.

Click here for a self-guided African-American Church driving tour and some images from our Bordley Center exhibit.


Legacy Day Sponsors


Garfield Center for the Arts
Historical Society of Kent County
People’s Bank
Washington College’s Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience


Bethel A.M.E. Church
Anne Keer Charles
Chesapeake Bank & Trust
Cross Street Realtors
Doug Ashley Realtors
Economic Development Office, Kent County Government
Fredy Granillo
Gunston School
Joan and Thomas Groce, Jr.
Richard W. Hall
Heron Point
Hope Fellowship
Lorna J. and T. Abraham Hunter
Kent School
LaMotte Company
Occasions Catering
Price Rentals & Events
Margaret B. Rasin
Shore Studios
Linda & Neil Stoddard
Lainie & Ralph Surette
Tidewater Trader
Tourism Office, Kent County Government


Sheila Austrian
Margie R. Baker
Big Mixx’s New Beginnings
Alta Campbell
Peggy & John Christie
Evergrain Bread Company
Finishing Touch
Mary Grinnell
Jeffrey Grode & Bettyjo Walters
H&R Block / Chestertown
Joan Horsey
Beryl Kemp
Sherise Kennard
Alisha Knight
Glenn W. Michael
Vida I. Morley
Ann & John Murray
Pip’s Liquors
Linda Reed
Robert Ortiz Studios
Peggy & Larry Samuels
Ruth & Simeon Shoge
Mary Simmons
Elizabeth Spence
Todd’s Body Shop
Twigs and Teacups


Andover Media
Atlantic Broadband
Chestertown Arts & Entertainment District
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
Elizabeth Gross
Kent County Arts Council
Arlene Frances Lee
Main Street Chestertown
Riverside Unique

Hip Hop

A-Plus Sanitation
Bennie Smith Funeral Home
Blue Bird Tavern
David Bowering & Barbara Jorgenson
David A. Bramble, Inc.
Anne Bricker
Rev. Robert Brown
Genevieve and Joseph Coyle
Steve Clemons & Andrew Oros
Deep Landing Workshop
Dependable Pest Management
Dixon Valve & Coupling Company
Dukes-Moore Insurance Agency
Linda & Philip Dutton
Margie & Mickey Elsberg
Barbara & David Foster
Joanne & William Ghio
Gillespie & Son
Jon Hanley
Harbor Shack
KidSPOT at RiverArts
Mary Anne & Bill Leary
Stephen Z. Meehan
Milford Murray
Vic & Patricia Pfeiffer
Rita & Dan Premo
Gale Rasin
Rasin, Wooton & Hurd
Sandra Ryon
Cynthia Saunders
Lolli Sherry & Craig Damon
Shore United Bank
Shrewsbury Church
Nancy & Richard Swanson
Charles H. Taylor III & James F. Bogden
Unitarian Universalists of the Chester River
Visiting Veterinarian
Wye River Upper School


Phyllis & Roger Brown
Barbara & Frank Creegan
Alice & David Dunham
Holy Trinity AME Church
Jerome Hutchins
Mary & Charles Hutchins
Alice B. Jones
Liminal Solutions
Elizabeth Kerr
Billie-Lynn & David H. Roberts
Melinda D. Robinson
Caren Samuels
Cheryl & James Saunders

Legacy Day Committee:

Airlee Johnson, Chairperson.
Jamie Barrett, Sally Borghardt, Wanda Boyer, Dianne Carroll, Carolyn Collins, Mary Fisher, Peter Heck, Yvette Hynson, Jane Jewell, Barbara in den Bosch, Nivek Johnson, Bill Leary, Joyce B. Moody, Milford Murray, Carol Niemand, Patrick Nugent, Leslie Prince Raimond, Linda Reed, Caren Samuels, Larry Samuels, Jeanette Sherbondy, George Shivers, and Lainie Surrette.

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Legacy Day is produced by Sumner Hall
with the Historical Society of 
Kent County.