Old Furniture as Art and History

Kent Historical Society Sunday Series on November 12, 2017 will focus on
“Old Furniture as Art and History” with Roger Gonzales

Nobody knows more about Colonial furniture than the Kent Historical Society’s board member Roger Gonzales, who was formerly the furniture expert for the Wadsworth Atheneum. His expertise is legendary in the field, and he has done restoration work on hundreds of significant pieces of furniture.

“Old Furniture as Art and History” will be presented by the Kent Historical Society as part of its Sunday Series lectures in the Kent Town Hall Sunday, November 12, at 2 p.m.

Mr. Gonzales consults with collectors and dealers all over the region (and the world) about various aspects of 18th century furniture. In this discussion, he will explore the history, meaning and magic of old furniture from Kent and the region.

The Sunday Series lectures have been designed to give context to the Kent Historical Society’s 2017 exhibit, “The Founders of Kent,” on the emergence of one New England town in the 18th century. The exhibit and related Sunday Series events are sponsored by the Kent Barns and the Kent Lions Club.

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