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!
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 noted that Emil Nelson was 3rd from the right.
Next is a photo from 1954 of the American Bowling Congress in Seattle. It was noted that Ed Reitan Sr. is 2nd from the right.
The third photo was at Kent Bowl in 1960, showing the team sponsored by Edlines-Funeral Home. It was noted that Ed Reitan Sr. is 1st on the left, then was Bill Nyseth, Dick Mortenson, Al Strom and Rich Pohl.
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 lively discussion about history? We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more!
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 Cultural Traditions will be Washington State’s new folklife and traditional arts program, developed and run in partnership with the Washington State Arts Commission/ArtsWA.
What is folklife, and what are traditional arts? They are activities and objects that are inseparable from a cultural community. They are expressions of people’s heritage, and help tell their story: foods, occupations, crafts, traditional medicine, storytelling, music, and more.
In development now, the Center will serve communities throughout Washington State by surveying, studying, and supporting cultural traditions and tradition bearers through research and a wide range of programming.”