A great Kent “mystery” from c.1924, From the Kent Advertiser/Journal
Some ways Kent children were bused to school over the years.
O’Brien School District No. 145 School Bus. Year unknown
1905 Horse Drawn bus driven by Michael O’Brien
School bus stop in front of Berlin Bros. Year unknown
“Stranger Things: Bizarre and Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this October (Friday the 13th)! This exhibit will focus on some of the lesser known stories in the city’s historic past and some of the intriguing characters that helped make Kent what it is today. For this exhibit we’re opening our archives and our ears to some of the more obscure narratives of the Valley and invite you to come learn some small town secrets from the past!
Buy tickets on our Events Page!
In October we will be discussing the book: “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Julia Spencer-Fleming. We will also be deciding the next few months’ book selections. Hope to see you there!
Here are two Kent basketball teams- one from Kent High School in 1906, and the other from Kent Meridian Jr. High School in 1955. Their uniform style changed a lot over the years!
We have expanded our Saturday hours this fall! For the months of September and October we will be open 10am-4pm on Saturdays. Wednesday-Friday our hours will remain 12pm-4pm. Thanks for your support!
The free “We Are History Keepers” workshop taking place at the Kent Senior Activity Center is coming up on Oct.7th! Lunch is provided for $10 if you RSVP, so do so by Sept. 25th!
We have a lot of information on the Cavanaugh family in our archives. These three similar businesses in Kent all share the Cavanaugh name. We thought it was neat how their stores progressed over time!
Cavanaugh & Clancy Tinning & Plumbing was on the 100 block on the south side of W. Meeker. c. 1880’s
Cavanaugh Bros. Home Furnishings was on W. Gowe & 1st c.1896
Cavanaugh & Sons Inc. dealt in hardware, furniture, farm implements, lime, cement and plaster. Still looking for the year on this one.
The interior photo is of Cavanaugh & Sons Inc.
C & C Produce- Cash & Carry Fruits and Vegetables and S.T. Produce. This was on Railroad Ave, north of Smith St. (c.1960’s)