Tag Archives: Kent

We Are History Keepers

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Kent Chronicles- Kent’s Ukrainian-American History

At this month’s Chronicles we will look at the history of our Ukrainian-American community in Kent. Our speaker is Oleg Pynda who is the Founder & Executive Director of the Ukrainian Community Center of Washington. Are you interested in a … Continue reading

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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 on the interior photo. The Pool Hall was located on 1st & Titus

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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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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 … 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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