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 Friday, from 12 pm to 4 p.m., 10 am to 4 p.m. on Saturdays 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.
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January 13, 2018 Demonstration at 12:00 pm! The Greater Kent Historical Society invites you to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see historic fashions from Seattle Children’s Hospital’s private, special collection through an exclusive, one-day pop-up exhibit that is not to … Continue reading
Several photos of the Gonnason Bros. Service Station in Kent, WA. c.1920’s
Our restored window is reinstalled!! Thank you to everyone who supported this project!!!
With finals coming up soon, it’s nice to know there has always seemed to be report cards and commiserate with those in the past. Here is the report card for Frank Bouldron for the school year of 1913- 1914 at … Continue reading
A registry of Kent voters in 1892!
See the Bereiter house decorated for the season! Come enjoy some snacks, music, good company and see Santa Claus! (Picture taking and donations welcome) Sunday, December 10th from 1pm-4pm
This is a letter recalling Mr. Harry Waid’s years at the Taylor School just outside of Kent. It was published in installments and we only have one of them, but it shows what it was like going to school in … Continue reading
Danny Pierce was a painter that lived right here on East Hill! He has work in the Smithsonian and he painted many of our murals downtown. In the Kent News-Journal on Dec. 16, 1959, a letter he wrote back home … Continue reading
Here is a story about the 1910, Kent High School undefeated football team. This article was printed on March 24, 1971, newspaper unknown.