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Easter Bonnet Tea Filling Up Fast!

The 12pm seating is almost full! Call today to reserve your spot!

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Hiring Museum Director

The Greater Kent Historical Society is looking to hire a Museum Director. If you know anyone who might have the proper qualifications, please share this post with them! Closing date for applications is April 12. POSITION DESCRIPTION Position Description:           … Continue reading

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Easter Bonnet Tea

We will be having two settings for a tea at the museum on April 15th, 12pm and 3pm! There will be a prize for the Most Interesting, Outrageous and Creative Hat! Cost is $15 per person Children over the age … Continue reading

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Syrian Refugees in Greece

Dinner and Conversation with Dea Drake at the Bereiter House. Enjoy a dinner together and then watch a presentation given by local volunteer, Dea Drake, who worked at the refugee Camp Moria in Greece last year. Sure to be an … Continue reading

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The Living Room Makeover

Exciting things are happening around the museum! We are getting the living room walls professionally repaired and painted, so part of the museum is not accessible for a couple of days. To see the new paint job, come by next … Continue reading

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Steelhead in Green River

This photo shows a typical catch of Steelhead from the Green River here in Kent c.1940! (Shown are Kent-Meridian Pioneers: Thomas Manty, Gary Wingate Willson, Fonda Wingate-Willson Zimmerman, Smith Wingate Willson)

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The World’s Beautiful Pictures

Today we just received a donation of before “Highlights” children’s activity books from the 1930’s! This ad really shows how lucky we are to have the internet now, our kids can see the “World’s Beautiful Pictures” with a quick online … Continue reading

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Stop Off At Kent

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Mr. and Mrs. Burke 1880

This is a glass negative of a very dignified Mr. & Mrs. Burke, who lived near O’Brien, c.1880 A parcel immediately south of the Nelson farm, the original Peter Saar Homestead, was owned by the Burke family.

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Swedish Bible

We had a lovely Swedish family Bible donated to us. There are many clippings and notes as well as this photo. We are still working on identifying the family, although a note from the donor indicated she thinks they were … Continue reading

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