Telegraph Key
The KHS would like to set up a working telegraph key. If you or anyone you know can help us do this please contact us. We would like to demonstrate to our visitors as well as all the third grade students that visit us how early communication worked.
Davey Tree
“Davey and Kent: Growing Together Since 1880”
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.

Kent – The Early Years
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