It’s Lilac Time in Kent!
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Introducing the Daisy Wolcott Lilac
The Tradition Continues 2016
Lilac Gardens will be open to the public
May 7th - 8th
May 14th - 15th
Saturdays 10 am - 5 pm
Sundays Noon - 5 pm
Admission $3.00
450 West Main St.
Kent, OH
Parking at Christ Episcopal Church on South Mantua St.
(entrance to the gardens is through the parking lot)
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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