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The Kent Historical Society Museum

Strongsville Historical Society

The Kent Historical Society Museum

237 E. Main St., Kent, OH 44240


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Admission is free. Museum hours 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and by appointment by calling 330-678-2712. Group tours by appointment. Closed in January and February.

The Kent Historical Society Museum has made its home at 237 E. Main St. in the Clapp-Woodward House since 2011. The house was built in 1883 and represents a direct link to the Kent family as it was built for Harriet Kent Clapp, the daughter of Zenas Kent and sister of Marvin. The lovely Victorian structure stands out among its neighbors, and detailed carvings in the framing and banister woodwork as well as brass fittings throughout the building show the detailed craftmanship that went into the construction of the home. The Kent Historical Society is dedicated to preserving this Kent treasure. The Kent Historical Society also owns and preserves the historic 1875 Erie Depot (formerly the Atlantic and Great Western), located at 152 Franklin Ave., which is home to a restaurant and other businesses.

The KHS museum boasts exhibits of early Kent families and businesses, a Victorian parlor, a transportation room with a model canal boat and a model railroad exhibit, a barbershop display, medical and pharmaceutical artifacts, a children’s historic toy room and a featured new exhibit each spring.