Just announced!!!!! Adult Education Series #2 Classes are in session for Hops History and Brewology 101! March 10

Join us March 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm for this adults only event (21+) at the Kent Historical Museum! The evening will begin with a brief lecture on hops history in the White River Valley accompanied by a tasting of Northwest home brews followed by a class taught by Jon Sleight of Jon’s Home Brew and Wine Supply in Puyallup, WA on how to brew your own beers at home! This event has a suggested donation of $15. Space is extremely limited for this event, please reserve your seat by emailing us at ctyofknt@msn.com or by calling (253) 854-4330.

Dr. Owen Taylor’s Hospital

We have the records for a patient that was admitted to Dr. Owen Taylor’s Hospital in Kent in 1910! It doesn’t say what was wrong with them, but the treatment consisted of a lot of milk & lime water, castor oil, antiseptic mouthwash and alcohol rubs, as well as some medicine. The patient was admitted for 46 days before they were discharged healthy.

Mountain Hiking in 1902

This photo wasn’t taken in Kent, but it is of some Kent residents on vacation! They are crossing a glacier near Monte Cristo on July 17, 1902. Can you imagine hiking in the snow in those dresses?!
“Monte Cristo is a ghost town northwest of Monte Cristo Peak, in eastern Snohomish County in western Washington. The town was active as a mining area for gold and silver from 1889 to 1907, and later became a resort town that operated until 1983.”- Wikipedia
Shown left to right are: Mr. Shinn, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. Shinn, Mr. Peabody, Mr. Muller and Mrs. Kinsey.