A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.

Marcus Garvey

Kenmore Voices

Explore oral histories from Kenmore residents.

Kenmore Voices
April 25, 2021

Mount St. Helens Erupts!

KHS Board Member Marella Alejandrino remembers ... Growing up in the Ballard neighborhood and being a native of Seattle, I certainly took for granted as a child the beautiful and majestic nature that surrounded me. I grew up in an era where you played and spent as much time as…
Kenmore Voices
March 16, 2021

Kenmore History Path at Log Boom Park

The History Path Committee considering designs for the large entry sign. Left to right: Fran Owen, Char Crawford, Elmer Skold, Bobbi Traeger, Tom Traeger   Preserving Kenmore History It was 2007. Four years had passed since Kenmore Heritage Society published its award-winning Kenmore by the Lake, a Community History. Tom and…
Kenmore Voices
March 8, 2021

Hot Cake King and Memories of Henry Jang

Henry Jang was my childhood rival and mentor at the game of Checkers. I was eleven years old when we started playing. That year was 1958. Checkers was popular then with children. My family moved to Kenmore, from Lake City, in 1953. Our home was 1.5 miles north of the…

Historic Kenmore

Dive deep into the images from our archives. Here are a few examples from our collection.

Pioneer Families
April 18, 2019

Casey Bannister and Wife

Casey Bannister and wife. Photo courtesy of Bannister family.
March 25, 2019

First City Staff 1998

Kenmore assembled its first city staff in the summer of 1998. Left to right are Bob Nowak, finance director; Greg Dohrn, planning director; Ruth Muller, city clerk; Steve Anderson, city manager; Al Locke, assistant city manager; Wayne Tanaka, city attorney; and Carter Hawley, contracts officer. Photo courtesy of the City…
Pioneer Families
April 18, 2019

Sunday Sightseers

Bothell stages carrying Sunday sightseers. Postcard, Bannister family
February 7, 2019

Kenmore Air Harbor 1970

Kenmore Air Harbor is the largest seaplane base in the United States, even at the time of this early 1970s photo. Photo courtesy of Kenmore Air Harbor.

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