Volunteer

KHS is an all-volunteer, nonprofit Society with a mission to safeguard and promote the cultural and architectural heritage of the Town of Kensington. The Society welcomes all to attend its meetings, join, and volunteer, for any of its many committees, social and educational events, summer concerts, and projects. You can contact the Society at info@kensingtonhistory.org to inquire about activities or to indicate which committee(s) you are interested in.

KHS is approved for Student Service Learning (SSL) credits by Montgomery County Public Schools.

The Society is looking for folks interested in getting involved in one or more of its Committees! Committee involvement is a great way to get to know your neighbors and have an impact in your community. It is easy to join and you need only agree to take on as much (or little) as you like. Below are brief descriptions of these committees:

Archives/Local History Committee – oversees the Society’s historical reference collection, including continuing acquisition, organization, maintenance, and servicing of the collection. The Committee responds to questions about the collection and makes the collection available to interested individuals, as the Committee deems appropriate. (We are looking for someone with technology skills who can help organize and electronically catalogue the holdings.)

Oral Histories Subcommittee – conducts and transcribes interviews.
Photograph Collection Subcommittee – collects, identifies, and digitizes photographs
Education Subcommittee – develops educational displays; seeks opportunities
to showcase at local schools and community events; arranges for and publicizes
these events.

Calendar Committee – develops and plans theme for each calendar; creates layout and researches relevant background information; prints; distributes and works with Town businesses to sell copies.

Concert Committee – schedules performers; arranges for publicity and outreach; facilitates concerts.

Fundraising Committee – seeks and administers grant and donation opportunities: considers other fundraising avenues.

Membership Committee – encourages recruitment and retention efforts; welcomes new members; ensures that Society information is included in new resident packets (delivered by the Town); maintains membership records.

Newsletter Committee – regularly publishes a newsletter detailing Society activities; includes: setting deadlines, gathering articles, layout, printing, labeling and mailing.

Preservation Committee – monitors and reports back to the Executive Committee and membership on activities that preserve the historical and cultural values in Kensington and the surrounding area. Particular focus has been on the Kensington Cabin, the Warner Manor and other historic resources.

Social Events – plans and organizes the annual holiday and garden parties and other planned social events.

KHS is approved for Student Service Learning (SSL) credits by Montgomery County Public Schools.
Look for more information in the next newsletter or check this website for announcements. Newsletters are sent to members quarterly.