The Founders of Kent, CT:
Starting From Scratch on the Colonial Frontier
This summer’s exhibit by the Kent Historical Society in the Seven Hearths Museum explores the challenges faced by the founders of the small New England town of Kent, CT, and makes connections to the familiar government and community features of life in Kent today.
The exhibit is open to the public throughout Summer 2017 on weekends, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., through the end of October.
In the early 1700s, the northwest corner of the colony of Connecticut was often described as a “howling wilderness.” But in spite of that reputation, western migration by European settlers from central, eastern and southern Connecticut began to pick up steam. Lured by the thought of large tracts of land of their own, and undoubtedly the possibility of much needed iron ore, these intrepid people packed up all their worldly goods and headed for the Litchfield Hills.
See more about this amazing exhibition: http://kenthistoricalsociety.org/happenings/exhibits/khs-2017-exhibit/