History and community have always been key elements of life in the historic riverfront port of Kinsale, where in 1977, three young Kinsale natives -- architect Harry Lee Arnest and historians Frank Bailey Jr., and Walter B. Norris Jr. -- spearheaded the creation of The Kinsale Foundation. They were joined by other area businessmen and historians like Earl Carter Moss of Moss Chevrolet, Edna Sanford Douglas, the Bevanses of Bevans Oyster Co. and the Cardens of Potomac Supply in forming Kinsale Foundation. They envisioned a group that would welcome newcomers to the historic village and unite in protecting Kinsale’s environment -- both culturally and physically. Read More
The Founders envisioned a group that would welcome newcomers to the historic village and unite in protecting Kinsale’s environment -- both culturally and physically. The Foundation has since bought property for public use, as well as collecting and safe-guarding documentation on local history.
Annual events include an Easter Egg Hunt, 4th of July Fireworks, Annual Summer Dance and Silent Auction, Rubber Duckie Derby, and Christmas in Kinsale.
Our online gift shop is currently being developed, thank you for your patience.
Gifts to Kinsale Foundation are tax-deductible. Dues entitle you to a 10% discount in our gift shop and our information-packed Waterways newsletter, as well as full voting membership.