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Kent Chronicles

Thank you to Oleg Pynda, Executive Director of Ukrainian Community Center for presenting our Kent Chronicles this morning! The Center handles service delivery for refugees and immigrants from former Soviet Republics. Pynda reviewed the waves of refugees into Washington starting … Continue reading

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Exhibit Grand Opening

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July 4th Wedding

We found a cute story of a wedding put on publicly in Kent in 1912 as part of the 4th of July festivities! The couple,Grace Peterson and E.L. Young, got $100 and a free double bed to have their wedding … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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Cornucopia Days 1954

Cornucopia Days Parade 1954, kids dressed like Davy Crockett

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Heritage Hops Plants

The heritage hops have been planted! It will be exciting to see how they grow (maybe we can make a GKHS Beer someday 😉 Ha ha!) Thanks for all of your hard work Chuck and Tom! The story behind the … Continue reading

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Gala Save the Date

Save the Date! Our Gala will be on September 30th this year! Stay tuned for more details!

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Crank Tractors Carefully

How to “Crank Tractors Carefully”. A short article from the December 1944 “Washington Packer” Newsletter.

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Vapo-Cresolene Lamp

We received a lovely donation this week of a Vapo-Cresolene Lamp designed for vaporizing cresylic acid/ coal tar acid. It was used to “cure or considerably alleviate diseases of the respiratory system and throat”, as well as to sanitize “sick … Continue reading

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