Davey Tree
OUR NEW EXHIBITION – “Davey and Kent: Growing Together Since 1880”
Open to the public for the first time since 1955
Lilac Gardens Tour
May 9 – 10 & 16 – 17
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Admission $3.00
450 West Main St., Kent, OH
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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