Tag Archives: Kent

Bowling in Kent

Here are some photos that were donated to us of bowling teams. Bowling has been around in Kent as a pastime since the 1900’s! The first photo is from c.1900 of a bowling alley located on RR Ave. It was … Continue reading

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1896 Lumber Delivery Contract

This is a contract between the City of Kent and E. Molkie to deliver 75 cords of 4 ft. slab wood to the Light Plant from the Kent Mill on Oct. 12th, 1896, all for $25. Very interesting read and … Continue reading

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Fireman Saves Child on Cliff

A terrifying story that ended well was printed in the Kent News-Journal on March 13, 1968.

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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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