Historical society secures grant for salary

The Kent Historical Society has been awarded a fourth grant from the Connecticut Humanities Council to continue to fund the salary of its part-time assistant director.

The assistant director works one day a week at the KHS office in the Swift House.

A portion of the salary has been paid for the past three years by the CHC, giving the KHS time to increase revenue in order to permanently fund the additional staff position.

The assistant director, Lisby Ritchie, has been able to assume many of the responsibilities of the daily operations of the historical society, enabling the executive director, Marge McAvoy, to devote time to specific projects that had fallen by the wayside.

Progress has been made on many fronts, and, with the increase in membership revenue, the future funding of the position by the historical society has been secured.