Tag Archives: history

National Flag Day

We are a couple of days late to celebrate #NationalFlagDay, but we wanted to share the flag in our collection dated by the Smithsonian Institute as made c.1850, (with the gold fringe added in the 1920s). Read the story below! … Continue reading

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Kent Chronicles- Kent’s Somali-American Community

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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 … Continue reading

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WWI Ads

One hundred years ago the U.S. entered WWI. While perusing The Kent Journal & Des Moines Intercitian Newspaper from 1918, a year later, we’ve found some amusing ads. Here is one example from Scott’s Emulsion.

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Experience Historic Kent This Summer

Experience Historical Kent has released the dates for this year’s events! Mark them on your calendar and plan to visit some of Kent’s historic sites this summer!   Sat. July 29         Greater Kent Historical Society at Farmers market 9AM-2PM … Continue reading

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Green River: Lifeblood of the Valley

  The Green River drives the history of the White River Valley. It has been sculptor, highway, fertilizer and grocery for us over the years of human habitation. It’s route has changed, naturally and at our hands, many times, but … Continue reading

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Easter Bonnet Tea Filling Up Fast!

The 12pm seating is almost full! Call today to reserve your spot!

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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