Kent Historical Society
Sunday Series presents
TOM HOOKER HANFORD
Music from old New England will be the focus of a family-friendly program offered on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 2:00 PM in Kent Town Hall.
Musician Tom Hooker Hanford will perform during the society’s Sunday Series sharing a program that he calls, “Fiddle Dee Dee: Children’s Folk Songs of Old New England.”
The musical celebration involves a number of songs from “Folk Songs of Old New England,” which was first published in 1939 by editor Eloise Hubbard Linscott. She collected a variety of songs from elderly New Englanders. The musical pieces had been handed down for generations and some of the songs were 100 years old at the time of publication.
The old songs are fun and I’ve tried to interpret them in a way that stays faithful to the originals,” Hanford said.
Some songs, like “Billy Boy,” may be familiar favorites, while many others are less well known. “The Lumberman’s Alphabet” takes a humorous look at the life of a north woods logger. “Jolly Old Roger,” with its sign-along chorus is a droll portrait of a colonial tinker, Hanford said.
The program is appropriate for all ages and families are encouraged to attend. “I present the songs in a way that is appealing, playful and fun for all ages,” Hanford said.
Copies of his CD featuring the songs performed will be available for sale after the performance for $10.
The Kent Historical Society sponsors the Sunday Series every other month September through May. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information, call 860.927.4587 or email email@example.com.
“Quilt Discovery Day” will be held on Sunday April 6, 2014 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Kent Town Hall. Quilt expert Sue Reich of Washington will allow registrants an opportunity to find out how much a family heirloom quilt might be worth and what time period it dates back to. The cost is $15 for each quilt evaluation. This will be a verbal assessment with a form in which the quilt owner can write down the information. Those interested in viewing can sit in the audience and watch the quilts reviewed for an all-day ticket of $5. KHS members at the $100 Patron level and above may have one free evaluation and one free all-day guest pass. A digital photograph of each appraised quilt will also be taken and provided to the owner. A special presentation at 1:30 p.m. will focus on Tips for Care and Use to learn about the preservation, storage, care and suggested ways to display or hang a quilt. Admission to the lecture is included in the all-day ticket to the event.
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The Kent Historical Society is adding to its staff and seeks applicants for a part-time position of Executive Director. Must be creative, organized and able to juggle multiple projects. Our growing organization is looking to expand its programs and its reach into the community. See job description . Email cover letter and resume by March 15, 2014 to President Lynn Mellis Worthington, firstname.lastname@example.org