Easter Bonnet Tea

We had an amazing turnout for our Easter Bonnet Tea! Both settings sold out! Thanks to all of the volunteers… [more]

Easter Bonnet Tea Easter Bonnet Tea

Syrian Refugees in Greece Presentation and Dinner: April 12, 2017

Reminder to everyone who signed up for the Syrian Refugees in Greece presentation and dinner, it is this… [more]

Syrian Refugees in Greece Presentation and Dinner: April 12, 2017 Syrian Refugees in Greece Presentation and Dinner: April 12, 2017

No Tours This Saturday: April 15th, 2017

FYI- the Museum will not be open for tours this Saturday. We will be having our Easter Tea! Thanks to… [more]

No Tours This Saturday: April 15th, 2017 No Tours This Saturday: April 15th, 2017

Find our Geocache

  We have a geocache on our property! Have you ever wanted to try geocaching? Stop by for a visit… [more]

Find our Geocache Find our Geocache

The Kent Lettuce Festival 1937

This flyer is from Kent's 4th annual Lettuce Festival in 1937! June Miller was the Lettuce Queen that… [more]

The Kent Lettuce Festival 1937 The Kent Lettuce Festival 1937

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 “valley people”.
The Bible was printed in 1878 and there is a obituary inside dated June 23,1899 for a Gustaf Wadlemar.
One of the clippings inside is an ad for a property in the Kent Valley.
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Kent Pro Football Player- Rik Sortun

Pro football player Rik Sortun went to Kent Meridian High School and then went on to play for the Huskies and then the Cardinals!
Read more about him here:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176776917
(Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times)
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Kent Pro Football Player- Robin Earl

Thanks to our great readers, we have a couple more pro football players from Kent to add to our list!
Today is Robin Earl. He graduated from Kent Meridian and played for the Bears! Read more here:
http://old.seattletimes.com/html/sports/2001805033_flashback02.html
 
(photo courtesy of: http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/tags/bears-alumni-club )
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Kent Pro Football Player- Morris “Red” Badgro

Our last Pro Football player from Kent is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- Morris Hiram “Red” Badgro!
He went to Kent High School, played for the New York Yankees of the All-American Football Conference in 1927, then the New York Giants, coached at the University of Washington and got inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1981.
Read more about him here:
http://gkhs.org/kent-stories/morris-red-badgro/
and here:
http://www.profootballhof.com/players/morris-red-badgro/

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Kent Pro Football Player- Jeff Jaeger

Another pro football player who got his start in Kent is Jeff Jaeger. He is a kicker that went to Kent Meridian High School.
He played for the University of Washington, the Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Raiders/ Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears.
Read more about him here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Jaeger
(Photo courtesy of http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=20051122&slug=flashback22)
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Kent Pro Football Player- Mike Karney

Mike Karney went to Kentwood High School before starting his Pro Football career!
He played for the New Orleans Saints and the St Louis Rams.
Read more about him here:
https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W

(Photo courtesy of https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W)

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Kent Pro Football Player- Kai Ellis

Another Kent native who went into pro football was Kai Ellis. He graduated from Kentridge High School!
He played for the University of Washington, the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent, the Calgary Stampeders, Ottawa Renegades, and Montreal Alouettes.
Read more about him here:
http://www.westhillsfalcons.com/KaiEllis?view=bio

(photo courtesy of http://www.cfl.ca/…/…/07/kai-ellis-signs-new-deal-with-esks/)

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Kent Chronicles

Kent Chronicles are Feb. 23 & 25th at 11am.

This month the Kent Historical Museum will look at the history of the Interurban Electric Railroad!
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 Pro Football Player- Ernie Conwell

Today’s home grown pro football player graduated from Kentwood High School- Ernie Conwell!
He played for the St. Lewis Rams and the New Orleans Saints!
Read more about him here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Conwell
 
(photo courtesy of https://footballplayershealth.harvard.edu/stories-from-the-field/videos/ernie-conwell/)
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Kent Pro Football Player- John Bronson

With Superbowl right around the corner, we thought we’d share some football pros who got their start here in Kent!
John Bronson of the Arizona Cardinals graduated from Kent Meridian High School!
Read more about him here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bronson

(Photo courtesy of his LinkedIn profile)

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