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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Read on for the last two weeks of news from the GKHS. The Ultimate Valentine Tea is online and we are taking reservations! You can look forward to the great tea service of the Neely Mansion Association combined with the … Continue reading
The GKHS Annual Meeting is Saturday, 1/23/2016, at Kent Commons from 1 to 3pm. The first part of the meeting is the important business meeting for the organization while the second is a speaker event with Green River Community College … Continue reading
GKHS Annual Membership Meeting 2016 Saturday, 1/23/2016 1 to 3 pm Kent Commons, Mill Creek Room Business meeting starts at 1pm, guest speaker professor David Norberg to follow with a presentation on the Great Depression in the Pacific Northwest. More … Continue reading
What will 2016 hold for the Greater Kent Historical Society and the Bereiter Museum? Hopefully great programs, excellent exhibits, and deeper community engagement as we pursue our mission to collect, preserve and promote Kent’s history. You know, all the good … Continue reading
Bad news! The January 7th and 9th Chronicles must be canceled. The museum’s furnace stopped working over the weekend and despite our best efforts it will not be fixed in time for Chronicles. I am sorry for the inconvenience! However, … Continue reading
Unfortunately, the museum will be closed for maintenance tomorrow, 1/6/2016, until further notice. The furnace stopped working over the weekend and we are in the process of getting it fixed. In the mean time, the museum is way too cold … Continue reading
The museum’s doors close for the last time in 2015. The museum will be closed from December 24th, 2015 through January 5th, 2016. We will be back for regular business and looking forward to the new year on January 6th, … Continue reading
Or the last update of the year. We have enjoyed having the house decorated for the Holiday Season and the community has been in to enjoy it too! The annual holiday open house was successful, we had 30 people stop … Continue reading
Zach is presenting the next Kent Story for the Kent City Council meeting at 7pm on 12/8/2015. Entitled “Home for the Holidays: 1895 Edition,” this presentation covers the holiday season in 1895 in Kent. Tune in to KentTV21 to catch … Continue reading