Native American history exhibit on display at the Historical Society of Kent County. Photo by Stephanie Gosman.

This is the last week of the Historical Society of Kent County’s Native American Exhibit on display in the front windows at the Bordley Building, 301 High Street. This is a fascinating look at our earliest residents.

Artfully curated by Stephanie Gosman, a member of the Historical Society’s Board, with the creative assistance of Tony Hurley, a member of the Nause-Waiwash band of Native Americans from Dorchester County, this rare collection of information and close view of objects reveal an informative insight into a little-known era of American history.

Excerpts from John Smith’s journal; paintings by John White (c1539-c1593), explorer and artist, who painted the first images of the New World’s natives; a selection of objects from Tony Hurley’s personal collection and also artifacts from the Washington College’s Archeology Department have been included in this illuminating portrayal of our Native Americans.

The Historical Society is grateful for the grant from Stories of the Chesapeake, a program of Eastern Shore Heritage, Inc., and the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, which made this exceptional exhibit possible.

The window display will remain over this weekend and then will be removed and mounted inside the museum. An exciting new window will follow.

Watch the Kent Pilot next week for news of the upcoming “Soft Re-opening” at the Society on Saturday, May 8, and the captivating new window. Barbara Jorgenson, First Vice-President, has expressed her hopes for a new beginning with this warm invitation: “We’re sticking our toes back in the water and look forward to seeing all our friends and members.”

For more details, visit the Historical Society’s website or call 410-778-3499.