July 4th Wedding

We found a cute story of a wedding put on publicly in Kent in 1912 as part of the 4th of July festivities!… [more]

July 4th Wedding July 4th Wedding

Lettuce Festival Article 1936

Here's a great article shared with us by Tyler A., about his grandmother, Queen of the Lettuce Festival… [more]

Lettuce Festival Article 1936 Lettuce Festival Article 1936

Cornucopia Days 1954

Cornucopia Days Parade 1954, kids dressed like Davy Crockett… [more]

Cornucopia Days 1954 Cornucopia Days 1954

Thank You!

Thanks to a generous donation, we have enough to restore the large leaded glass window at the Museum!… [more]

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Kent Chronicles

Thank you to Oleg Pynda, Executive Director of Ukrainian Community Center for presenting our Kent Chronicles this morning!
The Center handles service delivery for refugees and immigrants from former Soviet Republics. Pynda reviewed the waves of refugees into Washington starting in 1989, and the upbringing in the Soviet style system where religion prevented access to jobs and educational opportunities.
Refugees from former Soviet Republics in Washington state between 2000-2007 were 16,580, in 2015 there were 740 and in 2016 there were 1201.
The Ukrainian Center delivers social services as designated by the state, is accredited with Immigration authorities to represent refugees in court and has been certified as a mental health provider with three counselors.
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Exhibit Grand Opening

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July 4th Wedding

We found a cute story of a wedding put on publicly in Kent in 1912 as part of the 4th of July festivities! The couple,Grace Peterson and E.L. Young, got $100 and a free double bed to have their wedding in Kent’s gazebo. Read all about it here!
The article is from The Record Chronicle News Journal, July 3, 1984.

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Experience Historical Kent and “Smith Brother’s Farms, a Kent Legacy” Exhibit

Join us August 5th for Experience Historical Kent, home of the Mill Creek Neighborhood walking tour and Kent Historical Museum open house featuring the debut of a new exhibit!

Come meet members of the Smith family as we unveil “Smith Brothers Farms, a Kent Legacy.”

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Mystery Book Club

The Kent Historic Museum will be hosting a monthly Mystery Book Club starting Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 to 11:30 am!
If this interests you, please join us and bring a mystery book or two to review and choose for the remaining two months this year. Our first book will be “Still Life” by Louise Penny. This is a series starring Inspector Armand Gamache and is available at your local library.
When a ‘series’ is selected we will read the first one and then a list of the remaining books on the series will be handed out for your own personal reading.
We look forward to meeting you and discovering new authors!

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Lettuce Festival Article 1936

Here’s a great article shared with us by Tyler A., about his grandmother, Queen of the Lettuce Festival that year! It’s from Time magazine, July 13, 1936. Thanks Tyler!

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We Are History Keepers

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Cornucopia Days 1954

Cornucopia Days Parade 1954, kids dressed like Davy Crockett

Cornucopia Days Parade Davy Crockett
c. 1954

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Thank You!

Thanks to a generous donation, we have enough to restore the large leaded glass window at the Museum! Thank you!!!!
Now we can start saving to restore some of the smaller windows 🙂

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NEW HOURS

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