Exhibit to focus on Kent camps

The Kent Historical Society will open an exhibit, "The Camps of Kent: Memories of Summer," on June 13, which is Connecticut Open House Day.

The exhibit will run through Sept. 27 at the organization's Seven Hearths Museum, 4 Studio Hill Road.

Camp Po-Ne-Ma, Camp Francis, Camp Kenwood/Kenmont, Camp Leonard/Leonore (now Club Getaway), Camp Kent, Kenico, Geer Mountain Camp, Camp Milford and others have all been located in Kent's hills and on its lakes.

The town is home to three state parks, two of which offer overnight camping.

Curator Marge Smith and trustee Melissa Cherniske have worked hard in recent months to create an exhibit that will explore the many facets of camping.

Several of the camp alumni associations are planning reunions around the exhibit this summer.

Exhibit sponsors are Nicholas/Tobin Insurance, the Kent Falls Brewery and Kent School.

The show may be seen weekends from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information, call 860-927-4587 or visit www.kenthistoricalsociety.org.