2nd Annual Kent, Washington History Keepers!

Partners and Sponsors

Ethnic Heritage Council
University of Washington Libraries
Greater Kent Historical Society
4 Culture

When and Where

Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM- 4:30 PM
Kent Lutheran Church, 336 2nd Avenue, Kent, Washington 98032
Schedule 2018-11-17 Kent

Workshop Sessions

Your Organization’s Records: What to Save and How to Organize Print and Digital Materials

Crystal Rodgers and Emily Dominick cover the basics of organizing and preserving your family papers and organization’s records. Topics covered  include deciding what is important to save, what is involved in care and storage, tips on managing both print and digital files for the long term, and options for what to do with collections that you don’t want to keep but may be of interest to others. They also talk about what supplies canhelp you get started.

Collecting, Preserving, and Creating Projects with your Photos, Films, and Audio/Visual Collections

Your shoe boxes of photos, slides, and recordings need some attention!  Nicolette Bromberg provide tips and best practices for the care and storage of historical photographs, photo albums, films, and video and audio tapes. She also shares a transatlantic history project she conducted with the Baltic American community. Ann Lally will help answer questions about digital photos and recordings.

Conducting and Preserving your Oral History Projects

Anne Jenner and Ann Lally guide you through the process of designing and implementing an oral history project using digital technologies. This session includes interviewing tips, sample permission forms, what kinds of digital files to use, and suggested platforms. They share links to many exciting projects that are available online.

Researching History in Local Libraries and Archives

How can libraries and archives help you learn about your family or community history? Deb Raftus leads a hands-on session about researching in local and regional libraries.  Topics include finding resources online and making the most of your in-person visit to libraries and archives.

The Silent Fair

Produced by the Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League, the film, The Silent Fair, provides historical context to the wartime experiences of Japanese American families of the White River and Puyallup Valleys. Survivors recall their experience of being imprisoned under Executive Order 9066 in the only concentration camp in Washington State. An organizer of the film and chapter president Eileen Lamphere will describe the process of making a local film and will be joined by Elsie Taniguchi and Lilly Kato, survivors of the camp and who are among those interviewed for the film.

Passing the Torch: 100 Years of the Polish Home Association  

Produced by the Polish Home Association (PHA) of Seattle, the film Passing the Torch records the rich history of the Polish community through different eras and the role PHA and the Polish Home building played as the anchor of Polish life in Seattle and Washington State. It follows the numerous achievements and initiatives that transformed the Polish Home from an ethnic fraternity into a vibrant cultural center presenting Polish culture and traditions to the general public of Seattle and the Pacific NW through its festivals and events. This locally produced film was made possible by the Seattle Polish Foundation, 4Culture, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, and the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Los Angeles. Ryszard Kott, Executive Producer, and Jason Appelgate, Assistant Director, will answer questions about the process of making documentaries.

Instructional Materials

Participant Packet Kent 2018


Lunch by Project FEAST of Kent, empowering refugee and immigrant cooks.  Available for a $15 cash donation per person.


We Are History Keepers! workshops are free and open to the public.

The Kent 2nd Annual History Keepers!

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EHC Kent Workshop 11-17-18 Flyer

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