Experience Historical Kent

Experience Historical Kent is coming together under this year’s new coordination of the Greater Kent Historical Society! There will be many returning favorites, including the Downtown Walking Tour, the Soos Creek Botanical Garden’s event, the popular Cemetery Tour and the All Kent Reunion.

This year the Neely-Soames open house and historical garden tour will be in July to better highlight the plants when they are in peak season. The yearly car show has had some big changes and this year it will be located at Showare Center on an even larger scale than before. This year it will be called “The Pacific Cascade Mustang Club All Ford & Mustang Roundup” and they are planning some surprises for us!

We will again have a historic churches open house day and this year we are adding a historic barn tour!

The Greater Kent Historical Society will of course have our annual open house to kick off the month. This year we will be celebrating our 25th anniversary as a society and will have some fun surprises to celebrate.

Watch this space for updates, links and anything else you’ll need to know to enjoy Kent’s history this August!


April 19, 2018

We will get our flyer posted here soon, but for you planners out there, here is the lineup this year:
July 21, 10am-3pm, Neely- Soames Homestead’s open house
July 28, Aug 4 & 11, 9am-2pm, Farmer’s Market Info Booth
Aug. 4, 12pm-4pm, Greater Kent Historical Society open house
Aug. 11, 10am-4pm, Soos Creek Botanical Garden & Heritage Center Event
Aug. 11, 11am-1pm, Downtown Walking Tour
Aug. 11, 12pm-4pm, Unity Church of Kent Open House
Aug. 12, 1pm-4pm, Greater Kent Reunion
Aug. 12, Historic Barn Tours:
Sidetrack Distillery Farm 11am-4pm
Mary Olsen Farm 12pm- 5pm
Carriage Barn at the Bereiter House 12pm- 4pm
Aug. 18, 9am-3pm, Pacific Cascade Mustang Car Show at Showare
Aug. 18, 10am-4pm, Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum Open House
Aug. 19, 1:30pm-5pm, Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour
Aug. 25, 2pm-5pm, St. Anthony Chapel Open House
Aug. 25, 2pm-5pm, Kent Lutheran Church Open House

Historic Barn Tour Aug. 12th

Print as a trifold brochure to guide you on the Historic Barn Tour Aug. 12!

Download PDF here

Download PDF here