Legacy Day

Mark Your Calendar – Legacy Day is Coming
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; 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.

Current Sponsors


The People’s Bank

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Chesapeake Bank & Trust
Doug Ashley Realtors, LLC
Gunston School
Heron Point
T. Abraham & Lorna J. Hunter
Riverside Unique
Linda & Neil Stoddard

Hip Hop
David Bowering & Barbara Jorgenson
Anne Bricker
Steve Clemons & Andrew Oros
Linda & Philip Dutton
Barbara & David Foster
Stephen Z. Meehan
Vic & Patricia Pfeiffer
Rita & Dan Premo
Riverside Unique
Lolli Sherry
Shrewsbury Church
Visiting Veterinarian

Alta Campbell
Evergrain Bread Company
Joan Horsey
Robert Ortiz Studios
Ann & John Murray
Mary Simmons

Caren Samuels
Liminal Solution

Become a Legacy Day Sponsor

Show your appreciation of community by becoming a sponsor! Note that Sumner Hall is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation; your donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

Sponsorship Levels

R & B – $1000+
Jazz – $500
Blues – $250
Hip Hop – $100
Ragtime – $50
Bebop – $25

Become a sponsor by August 1st to be recognized on two large banners that will hang outside Sumner Hall and the Bordley History Center. You will also be listed on the 1000 promotional fans that will be distributed to the crowd on Saturday. In addition, you will receive a complimentary annual Sumner Hall membership and be listed on our Honor Wall and Website.

Payment may be made by check or online on our Donate Page. Please make checks payable to “Sumner Hall” and write “Legacy Day” in the memo line.

Sumner Hall
206 South Queen Street
Chestertown, Maryland 21620

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Legacy Day T-Shirts will be Available Soon!
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Legacy Day is produced by Sumner Hall with the Historical Society of 
Kent County.