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Save the Dates in August 2016!

Visitors and residents are invited to celebrate Kent’s past. Showcasing local history, the month-long celebration features free special exhibits, bus and walking tours of the city’s oldest homes, businesses and cemeteries. 

Saturday, July 30  
     9 a.m.-2 p.m.   

     Greater Kent Historical Society at Kent Farmers Market

    See photos from Kent's past, talk with historians

    Meeker St. & 2nd Ave. N

     
Saturday, August 6
     9 a.m.-2 p.m.   Greater Kent Historical Society at Kent Farmers Market 

    See photos from Kent's past, talk with historians

    Meeker St. & 2nd Ave. N

    10 a.m.-noon

    Historic Downtown Walking Tour - limited to first 25 people

    Lead by local historian Erin Reitan

    Meeker St. & 2nd Ave. N

Sunday, August 7
     1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.  

    Historic Cemeteries Bus Tours - registration required 

    Informative tour of six cemeteries established at the turn of the century

    First bus at 1:30 p.m., second bus at 2 p.m.

    Parking lot of Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E Smith St.

 Saturday, August 13        
   9 a.m.-2 p.m. Greater Kent Historical Society at Kent Farmers Market 

See photos from Kent's past, talk with historians

Meeker St. & 2nd Ave. N

 

10 a.m.-noon  

Historic Downtown Walking Tour - limited to first 25 people

Lead by local historian Erin Reitan

Meeker St. & 2nd Ave. N

  10 a.m.-4p.m.

Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center 

History of the Soos Creek Plateau, Native American storytelling, a traditional

cedar basket weaver, Old Time Fiddlers, and work by local artisans

29380 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn

 Saturday, August 20
  9 a.m.-3 p.m.

29th Annual Classic Ford Show and Mustang Roundup - free

Over 200 classic Fords and Mustangs

1157 Central Ave. N

 

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Neely-Soames Historic Homestead Annual Open House

Tour the grounds and glimpse how residents lived in 1885

5311 S 237th Pl. (along Green River Trail)

 

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum - free admission on this day only!

The nation's only public museum dedicated to powerboat racing and vintage hydroplanes from seven decades

5917 S 196th St.

  10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Greater Kent Historical Museum & Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Home & Garden Walking Tour

Turn-of-the-century and Great Depression-era homes kept in character

Greater Kent Historical Museum, 855 E Smith St.

      

  

 

 

 

 

History of Kent

When the City of Kent incorporated in 1890, the population was 763. Kent was the second city in King County to incorporate. 

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