Kent Historical Society
The Kent Historical Society is headquartered in the historic Seven Hearths house, which was built c. 1754. The house is a contributing property to Flanders National Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Established in 1954, the Society's mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Kent. To this end, it offers new exhibits every year and hosts a variety of educational art and history programs.
Backstory and Context
The Society acquired Seven Hearths after Nelson died in 1978, which allowed them to expand their operations. One of the Society's aims is to raise Nelson's profile as it decreased considerably after he passed away.
"History of the Kent Historical Society." Kent Historical Society. Accessed February 12, 2019. https://kenthistoricalsociety.org/about-2/kent-history.
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