Northwest NEWS

December 28, 1998

Local News

Kenmore Heritage Society receives King County grant for historical display

heritage display

The first Kenmore Heritage display was prepared for the new City of Kenmore ceremonies.

   The plans by the Kenmore Heritage Society for a mobile display showing the history and heritage of the Kenmore area got a boost with news of a grant award. The office of King County Councilmember Maggi Fimia announced a grant of $500 for materials and production of the display.

   The self-standing six-panel display will depict the history of Kenmore from the turn of the century to the present. When completed in late 1999, it will be on view initially at City Hall. It will then be made available to schools and libraries, as well and community and civic clubs throughout the First District of King County who are interested in its use.

   Those interested in Kenmore's history are occasionally asked to speak at schools or civic groups about this topic. The diorama will provide an easy-to-use prop to be used at such events, as well as be on view at various locations in the interim. Ways are being explored for youth in the community with woodworking and photographic skills to be involved in this project.

   The next meeting of the Kenmore Heritage Society will be held on Wednesday, January 20, at the Northlake Lutheran Church located at 6620 NE 185th Street in Kenmore. Anyone interested in more information about this new organization is encouraged to call Tom Traeger, 488-2818, or Priscilla Droge, 486-4202.