Since 2011, The Ditto Group and the Town of Kensington have sponsored an annual train show to benefit the Kensington Historical Society and Noyes Children’s Library Foundation. Held at the Kensington Town Hall, the show featured displays and models by the National Capital Trackers designed to delight train enthusiasts of all ages.
Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, this year’s show was cancelled, but the Kensington Historical Society wished to keep the spirit of the show going. They have launched an online train show “All Aboard! A Virtual Celebration of the Annual Kensington Train Show.” The new online exhibition features a history of the train show by Gary Ditto, scenes from train shows past, a history of Kensington as a train town, and even a place to share your own memories of the Kensington Train Show. The online exhibition is just one way the Kensington Historical Society is working to update and expand its programming and reach broader audiences.
You can access the exhibition at https://sites.google.com/view/kensington-historical-society/welcome.
The Kensington Historical Society, a 501c3 non-profit organization, has been an integral part of the Kensington community since 1977. Their mission includes:
- preserving a record of Kensington’s cultural, social, economic, political, and architectural history;
- promoting the preservation, protection, and restoration of districts, sites, buildings,
structures, and objects that reflect the history of the education, welfare, and pleasure of its
- promoting the preservation of open space within the community for historic, recreation, and
The Kensington Historical Society is located in the Kensington Town Hall at 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895. You can find them online at www.kensingtonhistory.org or follow them on Facebook @Kensingtonhistoricalsociety.
For more information contact Julie O’Malley, President or Claire McDonald, Executive Director at Info@KensingtonHistory.org