January 13, 2018
Demonstration at 12:00 pm!
The Greater Kent Historical Society invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see historic fashions from Seattle Children’s Hospital’s private, special collection through an exclusive, one-day pop-up exhibit that is not to be missed. The exhibit will include a show-stopping couture dress featuring over 10,000 hand placed Swarovski crystals. Then join us for a demonstration on “buckram and wire,” a historic millenary technique at 12:00 pm.
If you would like to participate in the hat-making workshop please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (253) 854-4330. This is event is free with a suggested donation of $10.
Kent Historical Museum
Several photos of the Gonnason Bros. Service Station in Kent, WA. c.1920’s
Our restored window is reinstalled!! Thank you to everyone who supported this project!!!
With finals coming up soon, it’s nice to know there has always seemed to be report cards and commiserate with those in the past. Here is the report card for Frank Bouldron for the school year of 1913- 1914 at Kent High School. (He was a pretty good student, mostly A’s and B’s!)
A registry of Kent voters in 1892!
This is a letter recalling Mr. Harry Waid’s years at the Taylor School just outside of Kent. It was published in installments and we only have one of them, but it shows what it was like going to school in the early 1900’s. It was printed in Aug. 1963.
The first photo is of a class in 1900 at the Taylor School. It is noted that Mrs. Failor was the teacher and Faye Hart is the smallest one in the front row.
Danny Pierce was a painter that lived right here on East Hill! He has work in the Smithsonian and he painted many of our murals downtown. In the Kent News-Journal on Dec. 16, 1959, a letter he wrote back home when he was in Alaska was printed, describing his experiences there.
Here is a story about the 1910, Kent High School undefeated football team. This article was printed on March 24, 1971, newspaper unknown.