Kent camps to be discussed
Published 6:54 pm, Wednesday, September 16, 2015
The curators of the Kent Historical Society’s exhibit, “Camps of Kent: Memories of Summer,” will give a tour and talk about the show Sept. 19 at 11 a.m at the Seven Hearths Museum, 4 Studio Hill Road, Kent.
The exhibit, which will close Sept. 27, explores the town’s camping past.
During camping’s peak in the 1950s and 1960s, a surprising number of camps were tucked into the hills and hollows of Kent.
Exhibit curators Marge Smith, curator of the Kent Historical Society, and board member Melissa Cherniske gathered the material for the exhibit, “Working on the ‘Camps of Kent’ show was a gratifying experience for all of us,” Cherniske said.
The talk will include reflections “about the emotional high-points of creating the show,” she added.
Smith said the exhibit has received “tremendous response from former campers, counselors, and camp owners, who shared their artifacts and memories with us.”