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You can now buy a raffle ticket online! Win a chance to win a Fenwick Fishing Pole!

The Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by IRS law.

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Gone Fishin’! You’ll be hooked by our exhibit: History of the Fenwick Fishing Pole. You’ll be reeled in by our fishing artifacts. You’ll explore the early Kent, WA company, Fenwick, which is known for their high-quality fishing poles. Cast your ticket in our raffle for a chance to win a Fenwick trout salmon fishing pole! Dive into the Fenwick history for our opening date April 6th at the Kent Museum, 855. E. Smith St., Kent, WA, 98030. Open Wed-Sat 12-4pm.

Opening April 6th-June 30th

Fenwick is named after a lake in Kent, Washington where 5 Seattle businessmen founded the company in 1952. Fenwick was an early pioneer in the use of fiberglass blanks to create fishing rods that were corrosive resistant to salt water and that quickly replaced metal and traditional wood and bamboo fishing rods for their durability and ease of maintenance. Fenwick was purchased by Phil Clock and moved to Westminster, California in 1968 and focused on the fishing rod needs of Bass fisherman. Fenwick was the first to market with an all graphite fishing rod in 1973.[Both Fenwick’s fiberglass and graphite fishing rods led fisherman to innovate new ways to fish using the unique material Properties of Fenwick fishing rods.

 

You can now make a donation online!

The Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by IRS law.

To make a donation, please enter the amount below and press donate to proceed to PayPal’s payment system.


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If you are thinking of donating a historically significant item to our museum, please download a Deed of Gift form.

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