‘Kent Back Then’ planned for Jan. 21
Published 12:00 am, Friday, January 19, 2018
Kent Historical Society will present its next “Sunday Series” program Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. at town hall on Kent Green Boulevard.
The topic will be “Kent Back Then,” which will focus on Kent in the mid-20th century as lived by its citizens.
The award-winning curator of the Kent Historical Society, as well as the Sharon Historical Society and Marge Smith will take a nostalgic look at Kent life in the mid-20th century, including farming, the village, moving to Kent, and the role that three private schools have played in the town’s life.
The depth and breadth of Smith’s knowledge of Kent is the backbone of the Kent Historical Society.
In the interactive discussion with the audience, Smith will link the past with today using a series of images and old advertisements from Kent’s iconic local newspaper, The Kent Good Times Dispatch, known fondly as The GTD.
In its heyday, The GTD had its finger firmly on the pulse of the town, with reporters submitting stories from every corner of town. So, search your memory banks and plan to join us for a fun afternoon.
This lecture inaugurates the theme for the historical society’s events, “Our Town: A Sense of Community in the Mid-20th Century.”
One goal for the year will be to celebrate the memories of those who lived through the dramatic changes that took place in Kent before and after World War II.
The program is free for members and $5 for non-members.
For information, call 860-927-4587.