New home for Historical Society


KENT — The Kent Historical Society has found a new home, in an appropriately old house.

Seven Hearths is a Colonial-era home on Route 7 about two miles north of Kent center, built in 1751 by John Beebe Jr.

It was purchased in 1919 by George Laurence Nelson, who lived there until his death in 1978. Nelson bequeathed his beloved home and property (which is on the National Register of Historic Houses) to the Kent Historical Society, which lists the property on its website as its “prized possession.”

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