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Kent’s Japanese Community Uprooted

On September 1, 2015, Eileen Yamada-Lamphere presented the Kent Story of the Japanese community that was uprooted in 1942. Kent’s Japanese Community Uprooted.

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GKHS Roundup 8/29/2015

It feels like summer is coming to an end in Kent.  You know how we know at the museum?  It has nothing to do with the temperature.  We know when there is an uptick in the number of high school … Continue reading

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“The Legacy of Heart Mountain” Documentary Screening Press Release

For Immediate Release Contact: Zachary E. VanTassel, Greater Kent Historical Society 253-854-4330 ctyofknt@msn.com   Greater Kent Historical Society to show Emmy Award winning documentary “The Legacy of Heart Mountain” and present local history program “Growing Up Behind Barbed Wire” on … Continue reading

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Kent and the Klondike Gold Rush

The next Kent Story is being presented tonight before the Kent city council!  This week Zachary E. VanTassel explores the ways that the Klondike influenced Kent. It turns out that the streets of Kent were vastly changed by Canadian gold!  … Continue reading

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GKHS Roundup 8/8/2015

Any Kent farmer can tell you that you make hay when the sun shines.  Well, friends, our fields are full! We had an awesome time around the museum today with the Mill Creek Historic Designation ribbon cutting!  Forty people came … Continue reading

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Pay ‘N Pak in Kent

Allan Reitan went before the Kent city council on August 4 to share the story of Pay ‘N Pak. Check out the whole story in the Kent Stories!

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The 2015 GKHS Dinner Gala

Save the date! The 2015 Greater Kent Historical Society Dinner Gala will be October 3rd at the Senior Center! We are changing things up a bit this year with speaker Steve Edmiston serving as master of ceremony and keynote speaker.  … Continue reading

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The Next Exhibit – Kent125

The museum is creating a new exhibit and we need the community’s help! As Kent125 enters its last quarter, we want to give one last push to the celebration.  We have given our ideas about what is important as have … Continue reading

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GKHS Roundup 7/23/2015

The GKHS will be out in force for the remainder of the summer! __________________ The Experience Historical Kent is coming up fast and it is going to be awesome! It kicks off on August 8, with a celebration of Mill … Continue reading

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A Home for Kent Stories

If you are looking for some Kent stories, we have a new place for you! Every two weeks, we will be adding a new story about the history of Kent.  We have talked about the Lettuce Festival from the 1930s … Continue reading

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