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Three Daughters of First Generation on Finn Hill

It was a rainy day in February 2012 that several us sat down for coffee with three special ladies who talked about the early, very early Finn Hill years.  Loita Hawkinson of the Kirkland Historical Society was there taking several pictures. She took notes and received copies of several historical papers...

Wednesday, April 22 a Little Piece of Finn Hill history fell to the ground

“I had known this barn and house for my entire life,  because I lived across the street from them. I loved them. They had many sentimental and historical values to me. Upon seeing that many of the older houses in my neighborhood were being demolished, I decided to try and preserve the history in my...

The Farr Family Story

The Farr Family Based on an Interview with Grant Farr by Bonnie Rimawi, on May 24, 2013 “My full name is Sheldon Grant Farr, Jr., but I go by Grant because my dad was Sheldon; that way we didn’t get each other confused.” So begins the interview about a boy, Grant Farr, growing up in the family home in the...

May 28th at 7 PM: “First Families of Juanita” History Project Event

FHNA History Project & Kirkland Heritage Society Present: Christina Brugman’s “First Families of Juanita” When: Wednesday, May 28th at 7PM Where: Heritage Hall in downtown Kirkland, 203 Market St., Kirkland, WA 98033 Christina has prepared a power point presentation of her “First Families” collection of...

1952 Anti-aircraft Battalion at Juanita Beach in Blackberry Preserves Newsletter

Take some time to page through the latest  “Blackberry Preserves” newsletter, produced by the Kirkland Heritage Society (KHS.) Inside is a request to the community about a past Anti-aircraft Battalion stationed at Juanita Beach. The newsletter features a photo purchased on eBay. Do you remember this...

Kirkland Historic Property Inventory – Annexed Areas

Funded by a grant from the State Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, a dedicated group of volunteers is working with the Kirkland Heritage Society, the City of Kirkland, and the King County Historic Preservation program to update the city’s Historic Property Inventory Progress on the...

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