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GKHS Wrap-up 3/19/2016

Lots going on at the GKHS, and it has been too long! The Ultimate Valentine Tea, on 2/13, was a huge success for the GKHS and the Neely Mansion Association! Forty five people were treated to tea, chocolate and wine … Continue reading

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Kent Police Department are the Kent Story!

Police Chief Thomas will address the City Council tonight for the GKHS Kent Story. We are very excited as he will be talking about Kent’s history of badminton! Who are we kidding?  He is going to talk about the long … Continue reading

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State of the City Address: Museum Opens Late

The Bereiter Museum will be opening a little late today, 3/9/2016, as we will be down hearing Mayor Cooke’s State of the City address. We will be back open after 1pm for tours and regular business!

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Scholarship Opportunities from the GKHS

The GKHS has two scholarship opportunities for Kent students. The Osness Scholarship is in memory of long time Kent residents Ralph L. and Elinor J. Osness and is open to a graduate of a Kent School District High School looking … Continue reading

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Kent Story for 3/1/2016

It is time for a new Kent Story for the city council! For the March 1 Story, Allan Reitan will tell of the connection that Rock and Roll Hall of Fame act Heart has to Kent. Check out the full … Continue reading

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African American History Month is Kent Story 2/16/2016

The next Kent Story will air soon! This time, we are focused on the earliest African American settlers in our archives, William and Pauline Scott.  They arrived in the valley in 1889 and became a part of the community.  The … Continue reading

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The Ultimate Valentine Tea and the Museum Closed

The Ultimate Valentine Tea is upon us! If you haven’t signed up yet, you really need to call to make sure there is space! The museum will be closed for tours for the next three days as we are transforming … Continue reading

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GKHS Roundup 1/30/2016

Read on for the last two weeks of news from the GKHS. The Ultimate Valentine Tea is online and we are taking reservations! You can look forward to the great tea service of the Neely Mansion Association combined with the … Continue reading

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Museum Closed 1/23/2016

The GKHS Annual Meeting is Saturday, 1/23/2016, at Kent Commons from 1 to 3pm. The first part of the meeting is the important business meeting for the organization while the second is a speaker event with Green River Community College … Continue reading

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Two Upcoming Events

GKHS Annual Membership Meeting 2016 Saturday, 1/23/2016 1 to 3 pm Kent Commons, Mill Creek Room Business meeting starts at 1pm, guest speaker professor David Norberg to follow with a presentation on the Great Depression in the Pacific Northwest. More … Continue reading

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