The Historical Society Of Kent County Case Analysis

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Simply put, history, regardless of the specificity, is the study of why and how things happen and the Historical Society of Kent County has dedicated nearly eight decades to the preservation of this concept. The non-profit’s headquarters is located at 301 High Street –a noteworthy building, in a respectable town, part of Maryland’s idiosyncratic eastern shore. 301 High Street, otherwise known as the Bordley House, is where one can learn about the unparalleled life of Kent County. Although Kent County’s past is immutable, the society’s present and future is constantly under construction. The Historical Society of Kent County’s recent modifications to the non-profit’s mission, largely due to a change of times, was accompanied by a physical uproot to 301 High Street where they have the ability to flourish within a small community.
Within 301 High Street, there are two distinctly different areas. The first, and arguable the nucleus of the operation, is the library located on the second floor of the two story building. Although this single room is a narrow space, it is stocked with a copious collection of information on Kent County. The focal point of the
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Joan said they wanted to change the “services” they offered to the community. These changes included: creating a larger library for easier research and access, developing new programs that get the community involved, and modifying their education outreach programs in order to help preserve Chestertown. The layout of the Geddes-Piper house, since it has the floorplan of an 18th century Georgian townhome, was unable to support larger community gatherings and a substantial library. The bitter reality was the Geddes-Piper house was unfit for the society’s expansion and mission modification. Moving became inevitable, but the only problem was appropriating the proper funds to fully relocate to a building within Chestertown’s Historical

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