Sogne Lagnet

Sogne Lagnet

A group of people are walking down 256th St. in 1947 (edit: probably earlier, c.1900) during what may have been Sogne Lagnet, a Norwegian picnic. The photo is looking east from the intersection of 124th Ave SE & 256th St.(edit: probably 240th instead) in Kent. The farm in the back ground belonged to Pete Berg and the first woman in the line is Clara Oliver.

Admin Assistant Wanted

Admin Assistant Wanted

We are looking for a part-time Administrative Assistant.  Must be a self-starter, good at multi-tasking and responsible.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

-Assist Executive Director in managing the overall operation of Employer’s facilities and equipment.

-Answer the museum phone, answer email, open mail.

-Assist Treasurer and Accountant with day to day financial transactions and recording them.

-Record membership payments and donations and send receipts.

-Help Museum Director manage volunteer activities as directed.

-Maintain files of various GKHS minutes, including Board, Executive Board and special committees of      GKHS.

-Maintain a calendar of all museum uses and update as necessary.

-Develop a list of office supplies and equipment needed and purchase as necessary.

-Maintain communications for GKHS, including sending meeting notices, reminders, updating web site postings and other electronic notifications.  Maintain museum Facebook and website pages.

-Maintain a log of visitors and volunteers working in the museum. Post such information monthly as       required by GKHS policy.

-Compile monthly statistics of contacts and inquires of museum .

-Help produce materials to support GKHS activities.

-Be first contact for visitors unless docents on duty, and create a friendly and engaging social      environment for visitors.

-Be responsible for electronic backup of museum files and off ground storage of such.

-Help in production of quarterly reports to City Parks Dept. and quarterly GKHS newsletters.

-Coordinate cleanup of museum for public visitors.

-Help input information and images into Past Perfect, our museum archival software.

-Assist Historical Society board members as needed.

-Appropriately close and secure facilities upon leaving.


Located in Kent.

Must be available Wednesday- Saturday, 12pm-4pm with occasional additional hours as needed, including a once-a-month evening board meeting.

Compensation is DOE.

Please send resume to:  “Admin Assistant Position” in the subject line.

Closing date is Aug. 31