Plant and Book Sale

Plant and Book Sale

Our Plant and Book Sale is coming up in May! Stop on by to get some plant starts for your garden and some books to enjoy in your garden after the hard work is done!
We are asking for donations of plants &/or books the week prior to the event.
See you there!

Scholarship

Scholarship

The GKHS is excited to have a great scholarship opportunity for Kent High School students, the GKHS Scholarship . This scholarship was created through the generosity of the members of the Greater Kent Historical Society to allow students the opportunity to pursue history related studies at an accredited college or university.

The scholarship will be awarded to a student entering a history related field of study, i.e. history, Social Studies, political science, the humanities, archeology, anthropology, architectural studies, geography, or museum studies.  The scholarship is a one-time payment of $2,000.00 and can be applied to either a 2 or 4 year program.

Get the application here:

2018 Greater Kent Historical Society Scholarship Application

Best of Luck!

River Crossing Fundraiser

River Crossing Fundraiser

We’re raising money for Greater Kent Historical Society to finish our installation of interpretive materials relating to the River Crossings that played a big part in early Kent’s agricultural life!

The signs will be posted along the flowerbeds on the grounds, just next to museum.  You will be able to walk along through part of the gardens to read them!

You can donate here until May 1st:
https://www.facebook.com/donate/1556376681128224/

Thank you!

The Arney Family of Kent

The Arney Family of Kent

This is a family photo of the Arney family. c.1900-1920 we believe (it’s not noted). Check out those glorious mustaches!
Named are: Dr. Rodney Arney, Carrie Arney, Ted Arney, Jack Arney, George Arney, Frank Arney, Rodney, Grandma Mae, Bessie?, Jessie Boucher, Mary?, Aunt Polly, Uncle James?

Class Photo Day 1900

Class Photo Day 1900

This photo is amazingly well labeled with most of the children’s names! It was taken c.1900-1910 at O’Brien, a White River School in the Kent area. (Note the cutie on the bottom left with the giant flower in his pocket 😉 )

4th row, left to right: Josephine Cummings, Mrs. Van de Vanter, Hazel Jones, Johnnie Cummings, ?

3rd row: Lee Sharkey, Ford Flaherty, Richie O’Connell, Lena Cummings, Mamie Cummings, Mary Courtney, Adrienne Johnson, Louisa Van de Vanter, Nellie Sharkey, Margaret Sharkey, Lillian Steele, Willie Cummings

2nd row: ?, Sadie Courtney, Bessie Wakeman, Connie Van de Vanter, Ardee Kelsey, Katie O’Brien, Evelyn Flaherty, Katie O’Connell, ?

1st row: Tim O’Brien, Annie Cummings, George Sharkey, Monica O’Connel, Morgan O’Brien, Jim Hogen, ?, ?, John Cochrane, ?

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