D.I.C.E. Events


Standing Rock Cultural Arts and Downtown Businesses present:

Kent’s 7th Annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social
-A Downtown Innovative Community Event (D.I.C.E.)
-Ice Cream at 25 cents a Scoop
-Free Ice Cream for Senior Citizens
-Hula Hoop Demo by Emily Parker (2:30-3pm)
-Musical Performances
-KidzArt Face Painting Class for Kids
-Kent Historical Society Open for Visits 11am-2pm.

Saturday, August 14, 1-4pm at the Home Savings Plaza,
Intersection of Main and Water Streets in Downtown Kent

Images from the Ice Cream Social


Hand Made Organ of John Prtljaga

The Organ was started by John in 1990 and continues to be modified to
play Old Time Dutch and German Folk Songs, Polkas, and Waltzes. It has
75 Keys and started out as a Wurlitzer 65 Organ. The Case is made of oak
and now has the design of an old fashioned Dutch Street Organ. This will
be the 3rd year John has made his appearance with this personally
crafted instrument.

The Mississippi Shopenhauer

A trio of fine musicians residing in Portage County. Harry Noden on
vocals and guitar. Sam Rettman on harmonica. Dale Gagozy on guitar.
Fingerpickin blues with harmonica.

Downtown Kent Historical Highlights:

CITY BANK ANTIQUES: http://www.citybankantiques.com/

In August 1995, Don and Karen Barrett opened City Bank Antiques in the
original, 1911 City Bank Building in Kent, Ohio. Don is an expert in the
repair of American pocket watches. It was inevitable that their hobby
would someday develop into a business, which Karen, a former librarian,
now manages. Their store offers a variety of antique clocks as diverse
as cuckoo and school house regulators to grandfather clocks and pinwheel
regulators. The Barretts are proud to be official Chelsea Clock dealers,
the “timekeepers of the sea” and the last great American clock company.

In September 2005, Don and Karen showcased their expanded shop which now
encompasses the entire original City Bank Building and occupies more
than 1850 square feet of first floor retail space. When it comes to
antique pocket watches, City Bank Antiques is one of the largest
retailers in the state.

The Kent Historical Society: http://www.kentohiohistory.org

The Role of the Kent Historical Society

The role of our historical society in the community has grown over the
years. We now bring educational programs to schools, businesses, and
civic organizations, as well as collaborate with community groups on
projects such as the preservation of our historic Pioneer Cemetery, the
Main Street Kent revitalization program, and historic preservation
projects in the community.
We are dedicated to documenting Kent history through artifacts, records,
and documents from the people of our community, our living history.

Kent Historical
Society Museum
234 S. Water Street,
P.O. Box 663
Kent, Ohio, 44240
Phone: (330) 678-2712

Hours of Operation

Museum Hours:
Thursday, Friday:
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

ABOUT The Downtown Innovative Community Events (DICE) program:

D.I.C.E. is a grassroots partnership between Standing Rock Cultural Arts
and downtown businesses whose purpose is to revitalize downtown Kent
through cultural events. All events take place in the Open Air at The
Home Savings Plaza and are free to the public.

Sponsored by The City of Kent, The Ohio Arts Council, The Henry V. and
Frances W. Christenson Foundation, The Kent Parks and Recreation
Department, The Home Savings Bank, Woodsy’s Music, City Bank Antiques,
The Hall-Green Insurance Agency, Taco Tantos, The Wild Goat Cafe, Rays
Place, Star of the West Milling Company, and Family and Community
Services of Portage County.