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The Kent Historical Society will be closed until March 1, 2016
If you would like a special tour during the time we’re closed please call for an appointment.
(330) 678-2712
This documentary produced by the KHS is a short historical overview depicting the building blocks of the Kent community, from its Franklin Mills origins to the eventual renaming of the city to Kent. The video illustrates the importance of the Cuyahoga River and the economic impact it had on the city. We get a brief view of the individuals that built the industries, mills, the canal and eventually the railroad. We find out that John Brown lived and briefly worked in Kent and that Kent was a stop on the underground railroad. The video brings us up to date with the businesses of today and ending with the growth of the Kent Normal School into what eventually became Kent State University.
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Kent – The Early Years
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If you’re looking for a gift or interested in Kent history take a look at our online bookstore. We may have what you want.

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