Who are we?
The Kenmore Heritage Society was founded in 1998 by a group of volunteers seeking to fill a need in the new city (incorporated the same year) for research, preservation, and promotion of the colorful history of the community settled in 1901 near a shingle mill at the head of Lake Washington.
We are a vibrant organization that looks at history as a FUN and ENGAGING way to not only CONNECT WITH THE PAST, but also CELEBRATE what is CURRENT TODAY and make it RELEVANT TO EVERYONE…”
We share information that is fun, surprising, and interesting.
We move people to learn more, open their minds to new possibilities, gain a greater understanding of themselves, others and the world around them.
We speak to the hearts of all people, all ages, across all boundaries – physical or imagined.
The Kenmore Heritage Society relies on donations and gifts from the Kenmore Community and local businesses. Financial support also comes from the City of Kenmore and 4Culture, an agency that disperses funds for historical-preservation and other cultural programs from revenue generated from King County’s lodging tax revenue.