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Pat Hayes’ Hop House

This is a hop house that belonged to Pat Hayes Farm in Orillia. Hop farming was really big in the early 1900’s in Kent until the hops louse ruined the crops and people transitioned over to lettuce farming.

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GKHS Annual Fundraiser Gala this Saturday September 30 from 5:30-9:00 pm

Click here to learn more: http://gkhs.org/events/events-registration/  

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The Apple Barrel Country Store

Who remembers the Apple Barrel Country Store on Meeker? (I know that’s where my Mom & I learned how to make Applehead dolls! ~Michelle) Here is a photo and an article from Oct. 1994 about this charming store. Don’t know … Continue reading

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A 93 Year Old Kent Mystery

A great Kent “mystery” from c.1924, From the Kent Advertiser/Journal

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School Buses in Kent’s Past

Some ways Kent children were bused to school over the years.                            

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New Exhibit Opening in October

“Stranger Things: Bizarre and Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this October (Friday the 13th)! This exhibit will focus on some of the lesser known stories in the city’s historic past and some of the intriguing characters that helped … Continue reading

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Gala 2017 Video

Buy tickets on our Events Page!

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Mystery Book Club October Meeting

In October we will be discussing the book: “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Julia Spencer-Fleming. We will also be deciding the next few months’ book selections. Hope to see you there!

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Two Kent Basketball Teams

Here are two Kent basketball teams- one from Kent High School in 1906, and the other from Kent Meridian Jr. High School in 1955. Their uniform style changed a lot over the years!

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Updated hours

We have expanded our Saturday hours this fall! For the months of September and October we will be open 10am-4pm on Saturdays. Wednesday-Friday our hours will remain 12pm-4pm. Thanks for your support!

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