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Experience Historical Kent Month Kicks off at Museum

Experience Historical Kent Month is kicking off on Saturday with the Mill Creek Historic Neighborhood walk and the Museum’s Open House, featuring our new exhibit on Smith Brother’s Farms! Hope you can join us!

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Lunar Rover 1971

Forty Six years ago yesterday, the Apollo 15 was launched with the lunar rover built here at Boeing in the Kent Valley! We have a newspaper clipping from July 28, 1971 with a first hand account of the launch by … Continue reading

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Kent Fishing Derby 1971

In our collection is a bunch of newspaper articles and photos about the fishing derby that used to be held in downtown Kent for the kids. These ones are all from April/May 1971, from the Kent News Journal.

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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

Our Guest speakers will be here at 3pm!!

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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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