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.
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.
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If you need me today, you will find me on museum’s upstairs balcony! __________________________________________________________________ Stephan has been hard at work getting the I.O.O.F Lodge #34 exhibit put together upstairs. The exhibit is coming together really well and I am excited … Continue reading
It is time again for Kent Chronicles on March 5th and 7th from 11:00am to 12:30pm! This month features a hard topic, as we are going to tackle the state of the local population after contact with Western explorers. Initial … Continue reading
We have had a busy week here at the museum, with many plans laid for programs to come, and one exhibit coming together! First, we are excited that the Independent Order of Odd Fellows has started to move into the … Continue reading
The museum has a sense of timelessness to it. The exterior doesn’t change much. The gardens are always beautiful in the spring and summer. When you come in the museum, you are greeted by the same dark wood that Mr. … Continue reading
Big news from the GKHS; the 2015 Scholarship has launched! This is a substantial one time scholarship for Kent students pursing a history related degree. The application is not long, though it does necessitate a couple of essays and some … Continue reading
An Open Letter to Fellas before Valentines Day, Hey fellas Valentines Day is a week from tomorrow. On the 14th of February. Just like it is every year. This is a friendly reminder from the Greater Kent Historical Society. To … Continue reading
The February Kent Chronicles are fast approaching! Here at the museum we are very excited about the 125th anniversary of Kent. People are going to be thinking about history all year and it will be great. Chronicles will help that … Continue reading
The Greater Kent Historical Society annual meeting is on Saturday, January 24th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The venue is changed from years past and we will be meeting in the Rainier Room at Kent Commons. The primary purpose of the … Continue reading
If you are a member of the Greater Kent Historical Society, you should be getting a postcard in the mail about the annual meeting, coming up on the 24th of January. If you are not a member, you can … Continue reading