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Please Excuse Frances…

This note was found while volunteers were scanning school attendance record books. It is from c.1905, and says: “Wednesday- Miss McHugh, Will you please excuse Frances at recess so she can get dinner for me as I am going away. … Continue reading

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Kent Chronicles- Progressive Era

Next month we will be looking at Kent during the Progressive Era (1880’s-1920). Let our Executive Director, Tessa Yeaman, take you on a journey to Kent’s past September 23rd at noon. Kent Chronicles- Are you interested in a lively discussion … Continue reading

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Museum Closed August 10th & 11th

FYI, next Thursday & Friday (August 10th &11th) the museum will be closed for some porch repairs which will block the entrance. Please visit us Wednesday or Saturday! Thanks for your understanding!

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Kent Centennial Clipping

A lovely clipping from the Valley Daily News May 20, 1990, their paper in honor of Kent’s Centennial.

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Experience Historical Kent Month Kicks off at Museum

Experience Historical Kent Month is kicking off on Saturday with the Mill Creek Historic Neighborhood walk and the Museum’s Open House, featuring our new exhibit on Smith Brother’s Farms! Hope you can join us!

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Lunar Rover 1971

Forty Six years ago yesterday, the Apollo 15 was launched with the lunar rover built here at Boeing in the Kent Valley! We have a newspaper clipping from July 28, 1971 with a first hand account of the launch by … Continue reading

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Kent Fishing Derby 1971

In our collection is a bunch of newspaper articles and photos about the fishing derby that used to be held in downtown Kent for the kids. These ones are all from April/May 1971, from the Kent News Journal.

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Kent Chronicles

Thank you to Oleg Pynda, Executive Director of Ukrainian Community Center for presenting our Kent Chronicles this morning! The Center handles service delivery for refugees and immigrants from former Soviet Republics. Pynda reviewed the waves of refugees into Washington starting … Continue reading

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Exhibit Grand Opening

Our Guest speakers will be here at 3pm!!

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July 4th Wedding

We found a cute story of a wedding put on publicly in Kent in 1912 as part of the 4th of July festivities! The couple,Grace Peterson and E.L. Young, got $100 and a free double bed to have their wedding … Continue reading

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