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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…
SuzanneG
June 29, 2021
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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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June 29, 2021
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Celebrating Women Pilots

From Amelia Earhart to Kenmore Air's: Grimm, Judd, Peterson, Rzeplinski, and Stemwell Amelia Earhart's Birthday - July 24th Aviation Pioneer Amelia Earhart is most famous for becoming the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic. Flying a red Lockheed Vega from Grace Harbor, Newfoundland to Derry, Ireland,…
SuzanneG
June 28, 2021
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National Buffalo Soldiers Day – July 28

Where Did The Name "Buffalo Soldier " Come From? No one knows for certain why, but the soldiers of the all-Black 9th and 10th Cavalry Regiments were dubbed “buffalo soldiers” by the Native Americans they encountered. One theory claims the nickname arose because the soldiers’ dark, curly hair resembled the fur of…
SuzanneG
June 28, 2021
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McMaster Heritage Award Celebrates 20 Years

The McMaster Heritage Award, now in its 20th year, honors a local citizen who, through volunteerism and service, has made a positive difference in the Kenmore community. Established in 2002 by the Kenmore Heritage Society, the award bears the name of John McMaster, the man who named Kenmore on January…
SuzanneG
June 28, 2021
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Smile! National Camera Day – June 29

Photography is Part of our Everyday Life National Camera Day celebrates the fact that photography, once so complicated it took a scientist to understand, is now part of our everyday lives. The word “photography” is based on two Greek words that, when put together, mean “writing with light.” It’s a…
SuzanneG
May 30, 2021
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Summer Solstice – June 20

Days Become Shorter - Nights Become Longer The Summer Solstice marks the start of astronomical summer, when days start to become shorter and nights become longer. In the Northern Hemisphere, this occurs when the sun reaches its highest and northernmost points in the sky. The event marks the start of summer in…
SuzanneG
May 30, 2021
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May 28th National Hamburger Day

Origin Story The United States welcomed its first Big Mac in 1968. At a whopping 49 cents it quickly became a popular fast-food option. Today hamburgers are as American as apple pie and baseball. While many assume Hamburg, Germany to be the home of the first hamburger, the concept of…
SuzanneG
April 25, 2021
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Mother’s Day Origin Story – May 9th 2021

How Did Mother's Day come to Be? Mother’s Day is a chance to show our mother how much we care and how much we appreciate all she does for us. But, what are the origins of Mother’s Day? Why do we celebrate it at all? Like many modern-day celebrations, the…
SuzanneG
April 24, 2021
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History of Easter Traditions

Learn the story behind Easter bonnets, bunnies, baskets and more! Easter Sunday is coming up, which means it's almost time to bust out the egg dyeing kits, start preparing your dinner menu, and assembling your family's Easter baskets. Even though there is so much to do before the Easter Bunny arrives, carve out…
SuzanneG
March 28, 2021