Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society

Welcome to KHAS

Welcome to the Kenilworth History & Archaeology Society (KHAS). The objective of the society is the promotion of members’ and public interest in their heritage by discovering, recording, publishing, or by any other means, the history and archaeology of the Kenilworth area in the county of Warwickshire, England.

Who are we?

The Kenilworth History and Archaeology Society had its origin in 1962. The Society comprises a chairman, a committee and an active membership which meets monthly.

  • KHAS meeting, Senior Citizen's Club.
    KHAS meeting, Senior Citizen's Club.

What do we do?

The Society’s monthly meetings include regular programme of events and speakers. These sessions cover a rich variety of subjects with respected and knowledgeable speakers coming in from academic institutions and neighbouring historical societies.

Members of the society are actively involved in archaeology and preservation schemes around the town. For example, the Harry Sunley Memorial Project, named in honour of the Society’s late four time chairman and president from 1996 – 2007, to refurbish the Abbey Gatehouse so it can be made accessible to the public to display the Abbey stones inside. The Abbey Advisory Committee has pledged to raise £30,000 to making the scheme a reality.

The Society produces a yearly publication entitled Kenilworth History – Recent Research into Local History and back issues are available along with a CD containing the complete back catalogue.

Get involved

We always welcome new members from a variety of backgrounds and interests. Why not take a look at the KHAS Programme and, if you are interested in joining the society, please see the Join KHAS page for details on how to so.

An associate membership is also available to anyone under 18 years of age, students and representatives of school historical groups or societies.

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