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Sun, Jan 21 from 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Middlesex Methodist Church
1162 Route 245 Middlesex, NY 14507
On Sunday, January 21st, 2024, at 1:00 PM, the Middlesex Heritage Group will host a pot-luck luncheon at the Middlesex Methodist Church in Middlesex, New York.
After lunch Ken Poole will make a presentation about Jane Loomis Gould, who painted several of the photographs of Middlesex area one-room school houses. They are on display in the Middlesex, Potter, and Rushville Town Halls. This event is open to the public and free. Please bring a dish to share.

Ken’s presentation is called, “Arc of an Artist, the Life and Work of Jane Loomis Gould.”
Kenton Poole was born in Providence, RI in 1946, but was raised in Wilmington Delaware. He graduated from Valley Forge Military Academy in 1964, Springeld College with a Bachelors of Science 1968, and University of Delaware with a Masters of Arts 1972. He developed an interested in family history through his mother, Myra Jane Hadeld, and her Aunt’s back in the late 1960s and collected all their miscellaneous information on scraps of paper and wove their history into two books: “The Hadelds, a Cotton Odyssey” and the Dunsmoors, A Family History”. He moved to Naples, NY, in 1975, to be the program director for the Naples Mill School of Arts and Crafts. He caught the local history bug from William Verhile. His extensive collection of postcards is now in the Naples Historical Society and forms a good look at Naples from 1880 to 1950. Recently he published a book through the Naples Historical Society on the Community Bands of Naples from 1850 to 2005.” He also just completed a
book, the subject of his presentation, on the ”Arc of an Artist, the Life and work of Jane Loomis Gould.” His next book will be on the Naples Mill School scheduled to be printed by October 2024.
He now lives with his wife, Dr. Cindy Poole, in Canandaigua, NY.