The Kenmore Heritage Society…

How much do you really know about Kenmore? You may have learned its history through books, or stories shared at family gatherings, but we bet they left out some of the more interesting and colorful history of Kenmore’s past. From the Meanderers, who 200 years ago lived along the waterway we now call the Sammamish Slough, to the famous author who was a patient at Kenmore’s Lakewood Villa Sanitarium, and the 1920’s nudist colony within swimming distance of the Kenmore beach at the north end of Lake Washington, these are the stories about Kenmore’s history we would like to share with you.

Digital Collections

Explore Kenmore’s history through story, photos, and first-hand accounts of the people, places, and businesses of our community. Browse and enjoy an immersive look at what made this city what it is today.

Digital Collections

Timeline

From the earliest inhabitants of this land, to the pioneers who shaped the buildings and institutions that make up Kenmore. Take a scroll through the many important events, people, and developments of Kenmore history.

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History Path

The Kenmore History Path at Logboom Park was envisioned as a way to tell the Kenmore story to the public. Installed in 2008, its eleven interpretive signs present our history in a fascinating and concise visual manner.

History Path

Resources

Photos, documents, and links to local archives tell the story of life in Kenmore and the Pacific Northwest. Every entry sheds new light on the past, and helps us better anticipate the future.

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We're Making History Now!

Since its founding in 1998, the Kenmore Heritage Society has produced a wide assortment of public programs exploring the history and culture of the city and surrounding region. Check out what we have planned for this year.

June 29, 2021 in News & Events

National Drive Through Day July 24th

Drive-Throughs Inspired by Drive-Ins Americans have become accustomed to the convenience of a drive through. We do so many of our day-to-day errands using a drive through whether it is picking up our morning coffee, mailing a letter, handling a banking transaction, or picking up our prescriptions. You can even…
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June 29, 2021 in News & Events

KHS Finds a New Partner: Environmental Education and Research Center (EERC)

UW Restoration Ecology Network Site, Dr. Warren Gold Newsletters – St. Edward State Park EERC (stedwardeerc.org) Working Together for Kenmore Kenmore Heritage Society is excited to introduce our new collaboration partner, the Environmental Education and Research Center located at Saint Edward Park. The EERC’s mission is to provide integrated environmental education and…
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“I volunteered at the Heritage Society’s PopUp Museum at the Hanger. It was fun to see the items folks brought from home, and the stories they had to share.” – Sue K