Kent Town Hall, Rte. 7, Kent, CT Phone: 860.927.4587 .
The Kent Historical Society's Sunday Series will welcome John Pawloski to present a slideshow of photographs by Clarence Evans of Gaylordsville on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Kent Town Hall. Clarence Evans was a local itinerant cameraman and an important historian documenting everyday life in the Gaylordsville area between the 1880's and 1918, including early pictures of the Bulls Bridge Power Plant. Clarence was an "old school" photographer in that he learned to take pictures at an early age with a glass plate camera and attended school to not only learn how to take pictures but how to develop and print plates. His photographs included ones from picnics, parades, ball games, etc. as well as portrait and family pictures. Many of the pictures in John Flynn's "History of Gaylordsville" are Clarence Evans' pictures. John Pawloski is a free-lance photographer, President of the CT Antique Machinery Association Museum and Director of the CT Museum of Mining & Mineral Science. Pawloski taught earth & life sciences for 33 years in the New Milford Public Schools, worked for the CT Archaeological Survey as a field archaeologist and taught special summer programs on geology, archaeology, wilderness survival, Native American studies and nature. His own photos have appeared in numerous national publications such as Time-Life Books, Woman's Day magazine, Glamour magazine and many textbooks. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For more information: Lyn Stirnweiss, Assistant Director Kent Historical Society 860.927.4587 firstname.lastname@example.org.