KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATIONS
“CELEBRATING OVER A CENTURY OF HISTORICAL INVOLVEMENT”
ALL PRESENTATIONS ARE AT 7:30PM IN STUDIO ONE OF THE CHATHAM CULTURAL CENTRE, 75 WILLIAM ST. N. CHATHAM
KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING FOLLOWS THE PRESENTATION
TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 2017, 7:30PM - THE SOUND SHOP
Back for a return engagement, Patricia Weaver Blonde will captivate and entertain us with her charm and her wit as she tells us about the history of the Sound Shop, one of Chatham’s first music stores which opened in 1958 and closed in January of 1983.
Do you remember growing up in the sixty’s and seventy’s and saving your allowance to rush downtown to 4 King Street early on Saturday morning to buy the latest single of the Beatles or Dianna Ross and The Supremes? Then rushing home to play it on your record player and dance and sing along with them. I certainly do.
Patricia will take us on a trip down memory lane as she tells us the history of this Chatham mid-century business.
TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2017, 7:30PM - RELICS FROM THE WAR OF 1812
Brian and Cindy Reid will show and tell us about a war club that was presented to Cindy's family many years ago. The war club is now in the Chatham-Kent Museum's collection where it remains today. The war club will be on display the night of presentation.
DIFFERENT LOCATION - TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017, 6:00PM DINNER, 7:30PM CONCERT - AN EVENING OF FUN, FOOD, HISTORY AND MUSIC
A “spring fling” that will fill your stomachs, enlighten your musical minds and thrill your ears with the sweet sounds of historically rich tunes! For this night only we will meet at the Canadian Legion Branch 642 (39 William Street North in Chatham) no later than 6:00PM for a delicious dinner.
After dinner we will proceed to Sprucedale United Church at 493 Victoria Avenue (parking behind the church) for a 7:30PM concert presented by the revitalized, energized and flamboyant CK SINGERS (formerly known as the Chatham Glee Club). The CK Singers will entertain you with a spring concert of familiar songs. Sometimes-member of the KHS, Sheila Gibbs, will introduce many of the songs with some interesting historical background. It could be some unfamiliar background about the composers, meaning of the songs or their place in history.
TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 2017, 7:30PM - HISTORY OF BASEBALL IN CHATHAM AND KENT FOR OVER 100 YEARS
Throughout history baseball has been popular as both a participant and a spectator sport. Hear local author Fred Osmon tell us about the history of baseball in Chatham and Kent for over 100 years.
Annual Kent Historical Society Membership is $20/person and $30/couple. Phone 519.692.3805 or 519.674.2322 for more information.