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Missing Middle Housing: Then & Now!

What is Missing Middle housing? Have you ever strolled through Boston or San Francisco and noticed the quaint rowhouses standing side by side? In other areas there are bungalows, duplexes, and courtyard communities. Walking through such neighborhoods that feature a rich diversity of home types is interesting and enjoyable. In…
SuzanneG
September 30, 2022
News & Events

Back to the Future Day – October 21

Back to the Movies? As we pull out of our long pandemic, brick-and-mortar theaters are trying to draw people back in. Did you know that Kenmore once had a drive-in theater? It launched in 1953 on the site of the then Kenmore Village, with the motto, “See the Stars under…
SuzanneG
September 30, 2022
Pioneer Families

Pioneer Kenmore Families – The Andersons

Harry and Lydia Anderson arrived in Bothell from Deer Lodge, Montana, in 1922 with their children: Ferne (Huber), Harry Jr., Leslie, Doris, Ruth, Dick, and an eleven-month-old baby girl, which was me. My mom and dad rented a home in Bothell, awaiting an opportunity to purchase their own property. By…
SuzanneG
September 30, 2022
News & Events

Happy Anniversary ADA – July 26th

ADAanniversary.org   July 26 marks the 32nd anniversary of the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The ADA mandates that qualified disabled individuals shall not be excluded from participation in, denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity. The ADA is…
SuzanneG
June 26, 2022
Kenmore Women

Meet Textile Artist Laurie Williams

Barbie and Beyond Laurie Williams is a textile artist who has lived in Kenmore for more than 35 years. The Kenmore Heritage Society had the opportunity to meet with her and hear about some of her work and her inspirations. In addition to a BS in Fisheries, a career in…
SuzanneG
June 5, 2022
News & Events

History echoes in decaying halls of St. Edward Seminary

By Katherine Long - Seattle Times staff reporter   On the outside, St. Edward Seminary is a fantastic Romanesque Revival building, four stories of glowing, pastel brick on a sweep of green lawn above Lake Washington. On the inside, time has been savage to this building. Chips of paint the size…
SuzanneG
June 2, 2022
News & Events

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom

The Emancipation Proclamation The territory that came to be known as the United States supported their economy with the labor of enslaved people starting about 1619. It took over 200 years and a country in turmoil to make progress toward ending this form of oppression. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation…
SuzanneG
May 31, 2022
Kenmore Women

Meet Tulalip Artist Huggz Moses

A Source of Peace Born in Everett, Washington, Huggz Moses found herself in foster care at age 5. Without her mother and father at home, she felt alone and often acted out because of the mental trauma. She had always loved to color, but eventually that wasn’t enough. One day…
SuzanneG
May 31, 2022
Community Life

Celebrating Pride Month 2022

History of Pride Month Every year in June, people around the world celebrate diversity, inclusion, and the LGBTQ+ community. To us, celebrating Pride means promoting self-affirmation, dignity, and equal rights for all. It’s a time for people from all walks of life to stop and reflect on what it means…
SuzanneG
May 30, 2022
Kenmore Women

Meet Kirby Larson

Children’s Historical Fiction: Something for Everyone Kenmore Heritage Society had the opportunity to get acquainted with Kirby Larson, an acclaimed author and longtime resident of Kenmore. Kirby Larson is best known for her characters and contexts in historical fiction for children and young adults. Hattie Big Sky is the story…
SuzanneG
May 7, 2022