Announcing Digital Newsletter Opt-in

We are going to start offering our newsletter to members via email if they choose to opt in for this.… [more]

Announcing Digital Newsletter Opt-in Announcing Digital Newsletter Opt-in

November Mystery Book Club

On November 8th at 10am we will be discussing the book: "Folly" by Laurie King. We will also be deciding… [more]

November Mystery Book Club November Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club

Our next Mystery Book Club meeting is Wednesday, October 11th at 10 am! Stop by to discuss "In The Bleak… [more]

Mystery Book Club Mystery Book Club

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/  … [more]

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

The Apple Barrel Country Store

Who remembers the Apple Barrel Country Store on Meeker? (I know that's where my Mom & I learned how… [more]

The Apple Barrel Country Store The Apple Barrel Country Store

We Are History Keepers

The free “We Are History Keepers” workshop taking place at the Kent Senior Activity Center is coming up on Oct.7th! Lunch is provided for $10 if you RSVP, so do so by Sept. 25th!
rsvp@ethnicheritagecouncil.org

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Cavanaugh Hardware

We have a lot of information on the Cavanaugh family in our archives. These three similar businesses in Kent all share the Cavanaugh name. We thought it was neat how their stores progressed over time!


Cavanaugh & Clancy Tinning & Plumbing was on the 100 block on the south side of W. Meeker. c. 1880’s


Cavanaugh Bros. Home Furnishings was on W. Gowe & 1st c.1896


Cavanaugh & Sons Inc. dealt in hardware, furniture, farm implements, lime, cement and plaster. Still looking for the year on this one.


The interior photo is of Cavanaugh & Sons Inc.

 

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C & C Produce

C & C Produce- Cash & Carry Fruits and Vegetables and S.T. Produce. This was on Railroad Ave, north of Smith St. (c.1960’s)

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New Email News Coming Soon!

We are starting an email list to send out news, reminders and general goings-on here at the museum! If you are a member and provided us with your email address when you signed up, you are good to go. Otherwise, we will be posting a link to sign up for it in the next week or so!

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Order Your Gala Tickets Today!

Today (August 31) is the last day to get Gala Tickets before the price goes up!! Order them on our website, or stop on by- we are here until 4pm!

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Reminder: 2017 Gala tickets go up in price on September 1st!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are just a few more days to purchase your gala ticket for $50, it will increase to $60 on September 1st. Get yours today!

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Back to Our Normal Hours

Just FYI: on Friday, September 1st, we will be going back to our normal hours- noon-4pm, Wednesdays-Saturdays. Thanks for including us in your summer plans! We will still be here once the rainy days of Autumn start back up- a great time to visit a museum!

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The Kent Theater

The Kent Theater and Meeker Street Livery, on the north side of W. Meeker, between 2nd & 4th streets. c. early 1900’s

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Dunn’s Meat Market

Dunn’s Meat Market c.1915. It was located where Bittersweet Restaurant then Downhome Catering was, 211 1st Ave S, Kent. Dunn’s Meat Market handled everything from the carcass to the trimmings. One of the people pictured is Oscar Barnes.

This is the front of the store recently, courtesy of Google Maps:

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A. A. Rutledge Co.

This photo is from a (previously cracked) glass plate negative. Two gentlemen are in a carriage in front of A.A. Rutledge Co. in downtown Kent. The smaller sign says “Music Store”.  No more is known about the date or the company in the photo.
Do you know anything about A.A. Rutledge Co.?

Our friend Eric shared two newspaper ads for A.A. Rutledge Co. from 1907 & 1908:

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