Litchfield Hills’ Cultural Treasures

Explore the rich cultural treasures of Litchfield County

Kent is called the “Cultural Heart of the Litchfield Hills” by the Kent Chamber of Commerce, and its residents and visitors have long-cherished the town’s cultural abundance.

As a center of learning with three private schools, many nonprofits with a wide variety of interesting programming and a large number of art galleries, there are a lot of things that make the town unique and draw people to visit. The Kent Historical Society is one of the groups that prides itself on the town’s cultural riches. This particular Sunday Series presentation explored what Kent and the other towns in Litchfield County offer to its residents and visitors.

William Hosley, a cultural resource development consultant and frequent lecturer, spoke on “Discovering the Litchfield Hills’ Cultural Treasures” on May 17, 2015 as part of the Society’s ongoing Sunday Series programs.

Hosley is a strong promoter of cultural tourism and he specializes in presenting lively regional cultural histories. As a Connecticut-based consultant, he serves local communities, museums, historical organizations, and businesses. He has more than 30 years in the business, serving as an historian, writer, photographer, marketing and communications consultant, and social media expert,.

He was formerly director of the New Haven Museum and Connecticut Landmarks, where he cared for a chain of historic attractions throughout Connecticut. Prior to that, he was a curator and exhibition developer at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford.

Hosley’s presentation on Kent and the Litchfield Hills explored the history, art history and cultural attractions that are located in New England’s most cherished places.

The Kent Historical Society sponsors the Sunday Series every other month September through May. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.

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.