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
- 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.