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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There is something charming about this photo of Cavanaugh & Clancy Tinning & Plumbing from the 1890s. It was located on West Meeker Street. Shown is Ollie Cavanaugh.
Here is an excellent article written in 1911 about the importance of having a school newspaper. It was included in Kent High School’s first issue of “The Criterion”, a periodical the school body decided to write. With school newspapers going … Continue reading
Off on a day trip this weekend? These women seem to be on their way somewhere special too! Circa 1900’s-1920’s, two names were noted: Mary Frances and Ava Kinnan. Have a fun and safe weekend!
We have a copy of Kent High School’s first issue of “The Criterion” from 1911, a periodical they put out to let the public know what was going on in their school. The athletics page was beautifully written about the … Continue reading
Going through our archives we ran across a great photo of the Museum as it was in 1929! We are not sure who is sitting on the porch as there was no notes attached, but we would love to figure … Continue reading
Chronicles are back! Mark your calendar for Oct. 13th at 11am, or Oct. 15th at 10am. Tim Clark will be presenting on “Kent Veterans of Vietnam: their story and the challenge.”
We can’t forget the girls’ sports teams! Shown is the Kent High School Girls Basketball team in 1912. (Pictured: Mary Ramsey [coach], Julia Pozzi Radcliffe, Goldie Guiberson, Sadie Calhoun, Genevieve Lusk, Marjorie Martin, C. Boucher Keogh, Mary Snell Franke, Mary … Continue reading
Another back to school photo- this was at the Kent Valley School (between 4th & 5th Ave and Titus & Saar). The children were in costume for a school play called “The Stolen Flower Queen” circa 1922.
Happy First Day Of School to Kent School District Students!! Shown is a class of students in teacher Mrs. Naomi Snell’s class from 1916 (which school was not noted). Have fun starting your new year!