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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Chronicles comes back in August with a verve with a discussion about flight! Kent has a long history with flight that continues to this day but we will need some time to get there. On August 7th and 9th we … Continue reading
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! The Historical Society is once again proud to partner with the Mill Creek Neighborhood Association to offer an interesting historical and architectural tour of the a number of the old homes on … Continue reading
In the late 1980s, it looked like the world was going to change quickly. America had regained its confidence under the leadership of Ronald Reagan. By the late 1980s, the communist world looked weak and appeared to crumble away. In … Continue reading
In an unfortunate turn of events, Kent Chronicles for Thursday, 4/3/2014, has been canceled due to illness of the moderator. However, the good news is that the discussion will be picked up on Saturday 4/5/2014! The topic will be Japanese … Continue reading
For this month’s discussion, we will be focused on the Japanese impact on the valley. We will start looking at the ways that the initial immigrants influenced the valley and the hardships they had to overcome to find success. We … Continue reading
The Greater Kent Historical Society is proud to present an unique evening of entertainment on February 18th. We will be hosting a concert on the koto, an instrument most closely associated with Japanese culture. Come join us to hear this … Continue reading
The Greater Kent Historical Society is proud to host Hilda Meryhew in her presentation of “Indian Tom.” This afternoon talk will cover the King County War of 1855 and the actions of one man who saved the life of three … Continue reading
Greetings all! The next month is going to be a busy time for the Historical Society and we want to make you aware of all that is going on! January 18th is the Annual Meeting at the Kent Memorial Park … Continue reading
Kent Chronicles is back right after the New Year! We are going to start a trio of discussions about Japan to be prepared for a upcoming special musical presentation (more details later). For January, we are going to become familiar … Continue reading