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GKHS Member in the Community

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

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Museum Closed 5/16/2015

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

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The Maury Island Incident

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

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A City Hall Reception

We get to party at the city Hall on May 19th!  The city approached us to help provide some atmosphere around city hall for the reception, so we will be decorating with some of the best photos and artifacts that … Continue reading

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GKHS Roundup 5/11

It has been a wild and crazy place since the last time we talked.  Here is what is going on at the museum! _______________________________________________________________________________ The “Growing Up Behind Barbed Wire” program on May 7th was a smashing success!  75 people … Continue reading

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Sold Out!

We have a good news/bad news situation, friends. The good news is that we sold out the Growing Up Behind Barbed Wire program on 5/7.  Seventy people have called or emailed the museum to get a spot!  We are going … Continue reading

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May Kent Chronicles

The May Kent Chronicles are just around the corner!  On May 7th and 9th, we will convene to talk about Kent around the year 1890.  This is a great topic and highly timely, as Kent’s incorporation date is May 28th, … Continue reading

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GKHS Roundup 4/11

We had some real success doing events over the last two weeks and are poised for more fun with history as the summer starts. _________________________________________________________________________ On April 3rd, 20 people came out to help the Odd Fellows celebrate their history … Continue reading

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GKHS Roundup 3/30

We have a big week at the museum with Chronicles and a special Open House!  In addition we have a program announcement for May and a call out to all fishermen.  Read on for all the details. _________________________________________________________________________ The Independent … Continue reading

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I.O.O.F Open House

After a month of work, the Bereiter Museum is proud to announce the grand opening of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Exhibit! The exhibit is a celebration of Titusville Lodge #34, which has proudly served the Kent Valley for … Continue reading

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