Kent Chronicles

We had a nice turnout at our Chronicles presentation this morning! Thank you for the educational and… [more]

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Vapo-Cresolene Lamp

We received a lovely donation this week of a Vapo-Cresolene Lamp designed for vaporizing cresylic acid/… [more]

Vapo-Cresolene Lamp Vapo-Cresolene Lamp

Uncle Sam’s Greatest Resources

This was on the front page of The Seattle Daily Times on June 4, 1918, during WWI. It is interesting… [more]

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Alva Johnson’s Pool Hall

This is Kent's first Pool Hall owned by Alva Johnson c.1906! Alva is the gentleman behind the counter… [more]

Alva Johnson’s Pool Hall Alva Johnson's Pool Hall

Festival Season

Summer is festival season and we have had no shortage of festivals here in the White River Valley over… [more]

Festival Season Festival Season

A Bereiter Homecoming

We just had a surprise visit from Mr. Bereiter’s descendants! Two generations of Bereiters got to see the home their great-grandfather built in 1908 this afternoon, and we got to meet his delightful family 🙂

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The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions in Kent This Fall

Interested in traditional cultural practices? A new program is looking to hear from you at meetings across the state this summer and fall- including in Kent on Sept.13th, 2-4pm at the Kent Senior Activity Center!
 
“The Center for Washington Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA.
 
What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They are activities and objects that are inseparable from a cultural community. They are expressions of people’s heritage, and help tell their story: foods, occupations, crafts, traditional medicine, storytelling, music, and more.
 
In development now, the Center will serve communities throughout Washington State by surveying, studying, and supporting cultural traditions and tradition bearers through research and a wide range of programming.”
 
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75th Remembrance of Puyallup Assembly Center

This year is the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Puyallup Assembly Center which incarcerated approx. 75,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in Washington & Alaska.
Survivors of all assembly centers, detention facilities and permanent camps are invited to attend alongside the community at large on Sept. 2 at 10am at the Washington State Fairgrounds. The Keynote speaker will be Tom Ikeda, Executive Director of DENSHO.
Hosted by the Puyallup JACL
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Experience Historical Kent 2017

Experience Historical Kent is happening again this August- bigger and better each year! Browse the list and put what sounds fun to you on your calendar!
(Note: our Open House is on Aug. 5, as the start of the Mill Creek Historic Walking Tour!)
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Greater Kent Historical Society members donate to Puyallup Valley JACL!

The Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League thanks Greater Kent Historical Society members for their collective donation of $100!

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Kent Chronicles- Local Ukranian-American History

Saturday, July 22nd at 10am
This month we will look at the history of our Ukranian-American community in Kent.
Are you interested in a lively discussion about history? We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more!
Intended for adults of all ages and home schooled students.
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Kent Chronicles- Local Somali-American History

Saturday, June 24th at 10am
This month we will look at the history of our Somali-American community in Kent.
Are you interested in a lively discussion about history? We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more!
Intended for adults of all ages and home schooled students.
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The Berieter House Through the Ages

The Berieter House c.1910, c.1930, & 2017. At 109 years old, it looks the same, just the landscaping and the town around it has changed.

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Our Gardens are Bursting with Color

The gorgeous view from the Museum’s office! Our gardens are bursting with color! Stop by and enjoy the grounds!

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Garden Work Party

Mark your calendars! June 8th between 2-6pm we will be having a work party to spruce up the gardens on the museum property! We especially need strong backs to move compost and bark into the flower beds! Stop on by after school or work and lend a hand keeping our city’s museum looking beautiful!

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