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 “Searching for the American Dream:
Stories of Immigrants”

PrintImagine the challenges that face immigrants to America, then and now.  Those who came at the turn of the century left their homes and entered the United States through Ellis Island to blend into the great melting pot of American culture. On Sunday, September 18, 2016, at 7:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall, award-winning storyteller Carol Birch will celebrate the tales of men and women who left behind homes and loved ones to put their faith in the untested promises of America in the early 1900’s. For some, dreams were abandoned; for others, the “American Dream” was made manifest.

Birch, a resident of Southbury, has won numerous awards for her storytelling, including the National Storytelling Network’s Circle of Excellence Award, bestowed upon her by her storytelling peers. She has shared her talents with television and radio audiences, and at events across the country. She is also the author of a book on storytelling, The Whole Story Handbook: Using Imagery to Complete the Story Experience.

The Kent Historical Society sponsors the Sunday Series every other month September through May. Free admission for members; $5 suggested donation for non-members.

For more information please call 860.927.4587.