Announcing Digital Newsletter Opt-in

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November Mystery Book Club

On November 8th at 10am we will be discussing the book: "Folly" by Laurie King. We will also be deciding… [more]

November Mystery Book Club November Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Our next Mystery Book Club meeting is Wednesday, October 11th at 10 am! Stop by to discuss "In The Bleak… [more]

Mystery Book Club Mystery Book Club

GKHS Annual Fundraiser Gala this Saturday September 30 from 5:30-9:00 pm

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GKHS Annual Fundraiser Gala this Saturday September 30 from 5:30-9:00 pm GKHS Annual Fundraiser Gala this Saturday September 30 from 5:30-9:00 pm

The Apple Barrel Country Store

Who remembers the Apple Barrel Country Store on Meeker? (I know that's where my Mom & I learned how… [more]

The Apple Barrel Country Store The Apple Barrel Country Store

1896 Lumber Delivery Contract

This is a contract between the City of Kent and E. Molkie to deliver 75 cords of 4 ft. slab wood to the Light Plant from the Kent Mill on Oct. 12th, 1896, all for $25. Very interesting read and what a treasure to have the original in our archives!

 

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Kent High School Band c.1930

Here’s a great photo of the Kent High School Band in either 1930 or 1931.
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Fireman Saves Child on Cliff

A terrifying story that ended well was printed in the Kent News-Journal on March 13, 1968.

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Announcing Digital Newsletter Opt-in

We are going to start offering our newsletter to members via email if they choose to opt in for this. This will save us on printing and postage costs, which means more money for our true purpose- to collect, preserve, and promote the history of the greater Kent region and Washington state!

If you are a member and would like to receive our quarterly newsletter via email instead of snail mail, please tell us by email at: ctyofknt@msn.com and we will add you to the list!

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November Mystery Book Club

On November 8th at 10am we will be discussing the book: “Folly” by Laurie King. We will also be deciding our over the winter break’s book selection. Hope to see you there!

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“Stranger Things: Bizarre & Unusual Stories from Kent”

Our new exhibit, “Stranger Things: Bizarre & Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this Friday the 13th! Stop on by and see the strange side of Kent History. Runs through November.

Music from: Intended Force by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

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Grandfather Hull’s Office

There is a lot of notes on this photo, but not where it is from precisely. We know it is “Grandfather” Hull’s office/consultation room and the “secretary” is looking through the doorway from her “workshop”. It seems to be a doctor’s office? It was donated by Nancy Turner in 1998.
Lovely photo- we have more info on this one than on many that come to us. Please remember to WRITE on the back of your photos WHO, WHERE AND WHEN! Especially the older photos- once a generation is gone, many photos are left as unknowns, which is a shame 🙂

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Mystery Book Club

Our next Mystery Book Club meeting is Wednesday, October 11th at 10 am! Stop by to discuss “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Julia Spencer-Fleming. Cozy up with a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy the camaraderie!

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2017 Gala

Here are some photos of our 2017 Fundraising Gala! Thank you to everyone who helped pull it off and to everyone who supported us!

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Pat Hayes’ Hop House

This is a hop house that belonged to Pat Hayes Farm in Orillia. Hop farming was really big in the early 1900’s in Kent until the hops louse ruined the crops and people transitioned over to lettuce farming.

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