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Historical Tour of Kirkland Cemetery

On Saturday, May 19 from 10:00-2:00, Matt McCauley, Kirkland historian, will give an historical tour of the Kirkland Cemetery. He will share his colorful stories of Kirkland’s forefathers.   Meet at the fountain.  Free but donations are accepted and will be used to purchase markers for unmarked historic Kirklanders’ graves. This year scouts, Kirkland Rotary and several […]

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Historic Kalakala Ferry pieces inspire public art

There was a buzz of excitement as the Kirkland community gathered in the lobby of the Kirkland Performance Center on Wednesday, January 31 to celebrate artistic expression designed to connect Kirkland’s past and present through art. Over 130 members of the public attended the Kalakala Art Open House where four artists presented their art concepts, […]

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Stunning 19th Century Photos from Kirkland Heritage Society Provide a Look to the Past

By Matthew McCauley The Kirkland Heritage Society’s vast photo collection recently got a huge boost, thanks to 36 nearly 130-year-old glass plate negatives which provide new glimpses of Kirkland’s transformation from a thickly wooded collection of 80-160 acre homestead ranches into what was to have been a company-owned steel mill town, an envisaged “Pittsburg of […]

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Growing Up Black in Kirkland in the 1960’s

Clyde Merriwether moved to what was then the Town of Houghton in 1961 with his parents and his older sister, Chrystal. His folks had purchased a beautiful home on four acres with a spectacular view of the lake. Clyde enrolled at the old Kirkland Junior High and went on to graduate from Lake Washington High […]

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