The Museum is located in the historic Bereiter House at 855 East Smith Street.
Parking is available behind the house off East Temperance Street.
The Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
Phone # (253) 854-4330
Admission is by a suggested $2 donation; no tickets are required for entrance to the Museum.
The Greater Kent Historical Society (GKHS) is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization in the state of Washington that promotes the discovery, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of the greater Kent area.
All donations are tax deductible as allowed by IRS law.
GKHS operates the Kent Historical Museum.
Please see our profile on GuideStar.org for more details.
July 4th Wedding
We found a cute story of a wedding put on publicly in Kent in 1912 as part of the 4th of July festivities!… [more]
Lettuce Festival Article 1936
Here's a great article shared with us by Tyler A., about his grandmother, Queen of the Lettuce Festival… [more]
Cornucopia Days 1954
Cornucopia Days Parade 1954, kids dressed like Davy Crockett… [more]
Thanks to a generous donation, we have enough to restore the large leaded glass window at the Museum!… [more]
We found a cute story of a wedding put on publicly in Kent in 1912 as part of the 4th of July festivities! The couple,Grace Peterson and E.L. Young, got $100 and a free double bed to have their wedding in Kent’s gazebo. Read all about it here!
The article is from The Record Chronicle News Journal, July 3, 1984.
Join us August 5th for Experience Historical Kent, home of the Mill Creek Neighborhood walking tour and Kent Historical Museum open house featuring the debut of a new exhibit!
Come meet members of the Smith family as we unveil “Smith Brothers Farms, a Kent Legacy.”
The Kent Historic Museum will be hosting a monthly Mystery Book Club starting Wednesday, September 13, 10:00 to 11:30 am!
If this interests you, please join us and bring a mystery book or two to review and choose for the remaining two months this year. Our first book will be “Still Life” by Louise Penny. This is a series starring Inspector Armand Gamache and is available at your local library.
When a ‘series’ is selected we will read the first one and then a list of the remaining books on the series will be handed out for your own personal reading.
We look forward to meeting you and discovering new authors!
Here’s a great article shared with us by Tyler A., about his grandmother, Queen of the Lettuce Festival that year! It’s from Time magazine, July 13, 1936. Thanks Tyler!
Cornucopia Days Parade 1954, kids dressed like Davy Crockett
Thanks to a generous donation, we have enough to restore the large leaded glass window at the Museum! Thank you!!!!
Now we can start saving to restore some of the smaller windows 🙂