Women Suffragettes in Kent

This photo was shared on another Kent history page. "Picture is dated July 4th, 1919. Says it was taken… [more]

Women Suffragettes in Kent Women Suffragettes in Kent

Downtown Kent in the 1960’s

Here's a photo of some downtown Kent businesses from the 1960's on Railroad & Meeker: Jim's Barber… [more]

Downtown Kent in the 1960’s Downtown Kent in the 1960's

Introducing the Adult Education Series at Kent Historical Museum

Kent Historical Museum will be unveiling a 3 part adult education series this fall and winter. We will… [more]

Introducing the Adult Education Series at Kent Historical Museum Introducing the Adult Education Series at Kent Historical Museum

The Moonlite Inn Star Room

The Moonlite Inn Star Room, Coffee Shop, Dancing, Club, Tavern & Leonard Rexall Drugs. c. 1960's.… [more]

The Moonlite Inn Star Room The Moonlite Inn Star Room

Panther Lake Elementary School

We had someone ask about the date of the old Panther Lake Elementary school. So we thought we'd share… [more]

Panther Lake Elementary School Panther Lake Elementary School

Experience Historical Kent and “Smith Brother’s Farms, a Kent Legacy” Exhibit

Join us August 5th for Experience Historical Kent, home of the Mill Creek Neighborhood walking tour and Kent Historical Museum open house featuring the debut of a new exhibit!

Come meet members of the Smith family as we unveil “Smith Brothers Farms, a Kent Legacy.”

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Mystery Book Club

The Kent Historic Museum will be hosting a monthly Mystery Book Club starting Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 to 11:30 am!
If this interests you, please join us and bring a mystery book or two to review and choose for the remaining two months this year. Our first book will be “Still Life” by Louise Penny. This is a series starring Inspector Armand Gamache and is available at your local library.
When a ‘series’ is selected we will read the first one and then a list of the remaining books on the series will be handed out for your own personal reading.
We look forward to meeting you and discovering new authors!

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Lettuce Festival Article 1936

Here’s a great article shared with us by Tyler A., about his grandmother, Queen of the Lettuce Festival that year! It’s from Time magazine, July 13, 1936. Thanks Tyler!

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We Are History Keepers

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Cornucopia Days 1954

Cornucopia Days Parade 1954, kids dressed like Davy Crockett

Cornucopia Days Parade Davy Crockett
c. 1954

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Thank You!

Thanks to a generous donation, we have enough to restore the large leaded glass window at the Museum! Thank you!!!!
Now we can start saving to restore some of the smaller windows 🙂

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NEW HOURS

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Window Restoration Project

Thank you for everyone who has donated to this project!
We still need some additional funds to reach our goal of $8,521.00. We are short $950 to restore the large front window in the living room of the Bereiter House Museum. The Large living room window is in the most need of restoration as the leaded glass part of the window is very bowed and if it breaks the restoration work will be more expensive.
If you are able, please send your donation marked:
Large Window Restoration, 855 E Smith, Kent, Washington. 98030
Thank you!

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Kent Chronicles- Kent’s Ukrainian-American History

At this month’s Chronicles we will look at the history of our Ukrainian-American community in Kent. Our speaker is Oleg Pynda who is the Founder & Executive Director of the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington.
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.
Saturday, July 22nd, 10am-11:30am
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Soldiers Leaving for WWI

We have a great photo of soldiers leaving for WWI saying goodbye at the Seattle train station. It is on a glass plate negative. The photographer was L.W.Clark.

Come to our Annual Gala “1917 One Hundred Years Ago”, to learn more about WWI in Washington State.

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