Kent Historical Society

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Come to the Kent Historical Society’s
Trunk Show at the Champagne Stroll –
The Camps of Kent

Over the decades, Kent, Connecticut has been home to more than a dozen camps for children and adults. So many most joyful memories took place right here in Kent, and yet the story and setting of these much-loved places has never been told.  The Camps of Kent will be the subject of a 2015 exhibition that will be held at the Kent Historical Society’s Seven Hearths Museum.

The Kent Historical Society has material from Camp Po-Ne-Mah and Camp Francis, and we will Girls archery 001_edited-1be displaying it in a Trunk Show at 13 Kent Green Boulevard (next to Union Savings Bank)  during Kent’s Champagne Stroll on November 28 and 29, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. You’ll see the old Po-Ne-Mah sign, as well as several other highly evocative pieces from our collection.

We’re also seeking information, objects, memories and souvenirs from Kent’s other camps. We’d love to hear from you if you attended Camp Kenwood/Kenmont, Camp Leonard/Leonore (now Club Getaway), Camp Kent, Kenico, Geer Mountain Camp, Camp Milford, and others. And of course, if you have fresh material about Camp Po-Ne-Mah and Camp Francis, we urge you to let us know, too.

Come visit us at 13 Kent Green Boulevard (next to Union Savings Bank on the Kent Green) to glimpse of our coming show, and to spur yourself to see whether you have a piece of Kent’s past to share. Attendees to the Champagne Stroll will pay $10 and be able to taste champagne or non-alcoholic sparkling cider at many different shops and stores in town. For tickets to the Champagne Stroll, click here.

The Kent Historical Society’s mission is to collect, preserve, interpret and present the rich history of Kent as well as to provide educational and research material to enrich the public understanding of Kent’s artistic and cultural heritage.  For more information, call 860-927-4587.