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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Next week not only does school start up, but so do the High School Football games! Shown is a photo of Kent High School’s 1904 football team. (The names listed are left to right, Standing: Roy Root, Gerald Gannon, Armstrong. … Continue reading
Today is the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service! In celebration, we found a photo of some friends from Kent on a horse ride to Indian Henry’s on Mt. Rainier! (date unknown)
Did you know…boating was a popular pastime back in the day just like now! They were also used to transport goods and people through the Kent valley on the Green/White River before the railroads were put in. Shown are three … Continue reading
Kent Chronicles will be returning for the fall at the Bereiter Museum! Kent Chronicles is a series of presentations given at the museum regarding some aspect of our local history. In this fall’s case, it will be centered on the … Continue reading
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Did you know… Kent was a national center for vegetables and housed several major canneries? These businesses provided seasonal employment for many residents of Kent. The Libby Cannery shown here in about 1920, was on the corner of 4th & … Continue reading
Did you know… the first school in area was the Titusville School. This photo was taken in 1882 & Mr. Allen was one of the teachers.. It was located on S. Central & S. 259th on the NE corner. Note … Continue reading
Did you know… Kent used to have a fish pond in the middle of town? It was in the city park that was between Gowe & Smith streets. The park had flowers, Chestnut trees and a bandstand. Around 1932 the … Continue reading