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.
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The GKHS is out and about this summer. We updated our events page! Check it out and make plans to join us for fun local history!
The Museum will be closed on July 4th for that holiday. We anticipate folks will be out doing 4th of July things with grills and fireworks; maybe take in the 4th of July Splash? Be safe and have fun! Kent … Continue reading
Summer is well and truly here in the Pacific Northwest! We are experiencing all the sun we can handle and we encourage you to get out an enjoy it before the rainy season returns! Just remember if you get too … Continue reading
Turns out the summer is the time for activity around the museum! ________________________________________________________________________________________ We are preparing for the Maury Island Incident evening on Wednesday, 6/10/2015! We are trying out a new venue for this movie screening, as we will be … Continue reading
If you missed us on Saturday, we were down at the Kent International Festival. It was a great day! Very sunny and we met a lot of good people. We are back Wednesday through Saturday for tours, but remember … Continue reading
The Museum will be closed on Saturday, May 30th, for Kent International Festival. We have a booth outside Showare Center and encourage you to come see us! We will be there from 9:00am to 5:00pm, but there are other activities … Continue reading
The Greater Kent Historical Society has many multifaceted people. Ray Owens is a longtime board member for this organization and also our long time computer tech. More recently, he has been developing a new obsession for the art of photography. … Continue reading
The Bereiter Museum will be closed today for a private event. We are sorry for the inconvenience if you really wanted to see the museum today! See our Hold an Event page for all the details on how YOU can … Continue reading
The next GKHS program is on the horizon! On June 10th, we will be hosting a special screening of “The Maury Island Incident,” at the Kent-Meridian East Hill Auditorium at 7:00pm. Check out The Maury Island Incident event page for … Continue reading