Grant awarded

Kent Historical Society Awarded Grant
To Support its Sunday Series Events

A $1,500 grant to the Kent Historical Society awarded by Connecticut Humanities will support an ambitious program of “Sunday Series” events. The 2015 schedule includes a Ken Greene workshop on Heirloom Seeds related artwork on March 22; and Bill Hosley’s lecture on “Discovering the Litchfield Hills’ Cultural Treasures” on May 17.

The Kent Historical Society’s Sunday Series programs are regular lectures and presentations that highlight an historical or cultural topic of interest to the people in the Kent, CT region. The series of events are generally scheduled on the third Sunday of January, March, May, September, and November at 2:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall. Since 2010, the Historical Society has featured a variety of knowledgeable speakers, all as part of its mission of preserving and promoting the history of Kent, the state, and the region.

The Kent Historical Society’s Executive Director, Brian Thomas, said, “We have been adding more programs to our Sunday Series and seeking a greater variety of events. We had a great session with Walt Woodward, Connecticut’s State Historian, discussing the history of witch hunts in our area. Local educator Peter Vermilyea gave a well-received illustrated talk based on his new book, Hidden History of Litchfield County. This timely grant from Connecticut Humanities really helps us energize the programs and make them even more engaging for residents of Kent and nearby towns.”

Connecticut Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the State’s stories, build community and enrich lives.

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, contact: Brian Thomas, Executive Director, 860-927-4587,