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Our Purpose

  • To nurture an appreciation of the history and heritage of our community
  • To collect, preserve, and exhibit historical memorabilia for present and future enjoyment
  • To build a spirit of community by bringing people of like interest
  • together for the fun and adventure of historical study

How did the Kenmore Heritage society begin?

During the community celebration at the time of the City of Kenmore incorporation, a historical display was presented which was of high interest. People were asked to sign up if they were interested in learning more about Kenmore history … and the response was overwhelming.  At our first meeting one month later in September 1998, fifty people came to a planning meeting, and … the Kenmore Heritage Society was born!


Kenmore Heritage Society receives generous support from King County’s 4Culture organization which funds the preservation of historical artifacts through revenue generated from King County’s Lodging tax revenue. Heritage 4Culture advances the work of King County’s heritage community in building the historical record, preserving and enhancing the character of the region, and sharing local heritage resources with residents, visitors, and future generations.