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]

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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

Plant Sale Success

The Plant Sale was a success! Thank you to everyone who helped, brought plants to sale or stopped by to shop!

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Memorial Day Display

Come down to the museum and see our Memorial Day display of some of our local heroes!

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1929 Washington State Drivers License

We got a surprise in the mail today! Some items belonging to the owner of Weitzel’s General Store which was in Orilla, WA.
This was stuck in the front cover of an old book- the drivers license for then 16 year old Eleanor Jane Weitzel in 1929. They looked much different then! On the back is some of the rules of the road in the 1920’s.
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Meet Our Executive Director

We are having an Open House to welcome our new Museum Director, Tessa Yeaman! It’s on Wednesday, June 7th from 6pm-8pm. Stop by and meet her!

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The Plant Sale is Tomorrow!

Tomorrow morning!

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Tim Noah

While researching for the next newsletter, we came upon Tim Noah’s name & photo in a Canterbury Faire booklet from 1994! He was THE children’s musician when we were kids!
He is still recording, performing, & he transformed a hundred-year-old church into Tim Noah Thumbnail Theater in Snohomish, WA ( http://www.thumbnailtheater.com/)! You can read all about him here: http://timnoah.com/biography.htm

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Eric Reitan on Calling Kent Home

Our own Eric Reitan did an interview on Calling Kent Home! You can watch it here:
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School Records

Our volunteers are hard at work scanning in the old school records we were given! We hope to one day make them searchable for genealogists.
This one is from Meridian High School in September 1916.

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Work Party

We had an impromptu work party this morning in the gardens! Thanks for all of your hard work- it’s looking beautiful!

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Easter Tea Video

We have a lovely video of the Easter Tea on YouTube
Thank you Jason!
https://youtu.be/7iLjOL183-Q

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