About the Kent Historical Society

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Board of Trustees
Jack Amrhein, President • Carol Stroble, Vice President • Scott Flynn, Vice President • Matt Metcalf, Treasurer • Audrey Kessler, Secretary • Howard Boyle • Jim Myers • Thomas Hatch • Maggie McKendry • Rebecca Dunlap • Jean Booth • Kasha Legeza-Burton
Publications
Bailey Mulholland
Staff
Julie Kenworthy, Director

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Jack Amrhein – President – General Questions
Carol Stroble – Vice President – Event Planning
Julie Kenworthy – Director – Information on tours, exhibits, membership, volunteers
Jean Booth – Genealogy – Information about genealogy
(Note: The KHS does not do genealogical searches. We provide information on how to do searches.)
Bailey Mulholland – Publications
Henry Halem – Website, archival photographs


Clapp House
The 132-year-old Clapp-Woodward House at 237 E. Main St., the home of the Kent Historical Society and Museum, is a Victorian structure that stands out among its neighbors because of the loving restoration efforts of the KHS and its previous owners. It also represents a direct link to the Kent family because it was built for Harriet Kent Clapp, the daughter of Zenas Kent. Along with the Kent Masonic Center, which was built as the Marvin Kent homestead at around the same time — the early 1880s — the East Main Street structure is believed to be Kent only remaining residence with ties to the community’s leading family.
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  • About the Kent Historical Society
      The role of our historical society in the community has grown over the years. We now bring educational programs to schools, businesses, and civic organizations, as well as collaborate with community groups on projects such as the preservation of our historic Pioneer Cemetery, the Main Street Kent revitalization program, and historic preservation projects in the community. We are dedicated to documenting Kent history through artifacts, records, and documents from the people of our community, our living history.