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Celebrate Kent's History August 15-16

In honor of its 125 years as a Washington city, the City of Kent and local organizations are inviting visitors and residents to join them in celebrating our city's history.

August 4th, 2015

Blog #1 Experience Historical Kent

In honor of its 125 years as a Washington city, the City of Kent and local organizations are inviting visitors and residents to join them in celebrating our city’s history. This is a great way to learn more about Kent and its role in our state’s history. Here is a schedule of events:

Saturday, August 15

  • Greater Kent Historical Museum and Mill Creek Neighborhood Historic Home and Garden Walking Tour, 855 E. Smith St., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. every half-hour. Turn-of-the-century and Great Depression-era homes. Tours start at the museum.
  • Neely-Soames Historic Homestead Annual Open House, 5311 S. 237 Place (along the Green River Trail) 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tour the grounds and get a glimpse of the way residents lived in 1885.
  • Soos Creek Botanical Garden and Heritage Center, 29308 132nd Ave. SE, Auburn, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hundreds of objects and photographs detailing the settling of the rugged Soos Creek Plateau, art walk, and entertainment by the Old Time Fiddlers Association.
  • Historic Downtown Walking Tours, Corner of 2nd Ave. N. and Meeker St., 10 – 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 -2 p.m. Each walk is limited to the first 25 people.
  • Hydroplane and Raceboat Museum, 5917 South 196th St., 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Special free admission this day only to the nation’s primary resource for historical information on hydroplane racing!
  • 28th Annual Classic Ford Show and Mustang Roundup, 1157 Central Ave. N., 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Free spectator admission and awards for 40+ classes of cars.

Sunday, Aug. 16

  • Historic Cemeteries Bus Tour, 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. A tour guide will accompany guests on this informative tour of Kent’s historic cemeteries. The tour is free, but registration is required for transportation planning.

For more details, visit KentWA.gov/ExperienceHistoricalKent or contact the Greater Kent Historical Museum at 253-854-4330.



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