An integral part of Kensington since 1977, the Kensington Historical Society (KHS) develops programs that address a broad view of our local history with an aim to help stimulate greater interest in Kensington history and the preservation of Kensington’s architecture. Kensington-area citizens are encouraged to become active KHS members and to join us at our meetings. KHS appreciates the support and active participation of the community over the years!
To learn more about what the society does, please see the Youtube Video featuring Past President Julie O’Malley and former Vice President Steve Cohen, which was recorded at the Montgomery Municipal Cable TV studio located in our own Kensington Town Hall.
The Kensington Historical Society (KHS) was founded in June 1977 to safeguard and promote the heritage of the community of Kensington. KHS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and is run by a volunteer board with generous help from members and sponsors. The Society furthers its mission by:
- Preserving a record of its cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history;
- Promoting the preservation, protection, and restoration of district, sites, buildings, structures, and objects that reflect the history of the education, welfare, and pleasure of its residents; and
- Promoting the preservation of open space within the community for historic, recreation, and scenic purposes.
The Society also presents educational programs, community concerts, hosts semi-annual social events, and publishes a yearly calendar honoring some feature of historic Kensington. We provide references and sources for preservation and tax-related information.
For more information about the Society, address inquiries to INFO@KENSINGTONHISTORY.ORG or write to the Kensington Historical Society, PO Box 453, Kensington, MD 20895. Visit the SUPPORT PAGE to see how to become a member.
KHS Board Members
Yvonne Gurney, Olwen Logan, and Tracey Furman
What we do…
- Educate on cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history
- Provide preservation guidelines and tax related information
- Sponsor social events and summer concerts – check our calendar for notices
The Town of Kensington maintains a library of publications, newspaper clippings and photographs at their Archives on the ground floor of the Kensington Town Hall (3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895, at the corner of Armory Avenue & Mitchell Street).
The Archives are open by appointment Monday through Thursday, from 10 AM to 2 PM. To schedule an appointment or request further archival information, send an email to email@example.com.
KHS is a a 501(c)(3) organization.