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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This photo shows a typical catch of Steelhead from the Green River here in Kent c.1940! (Shown are Kent-Meridian Pioneers: Thomas Manty, Gary Wingate Willson, Fonda Wingate-Willson Zimmerman, Smith Wingate Willson)
Today we just received a donation of before “Highlights” children’s activity books from the 1930’s! This ad really shows how lucky we are to have the internet now, our kids can see the “World’s Beautiful Pictures” with a quick online … Continue reading
This is a glass negative of a very dignified Mr. & Mrs. Burke, who lived near O’Brien, c.1880 A parcel immediately south of the Nelson farm, the original Peter Saar Homestead, was owned by the Burke family.
We had a lovely Swedish family Bible donated to us. There are many clippings and notes as well as this photo. We are still working on identifying the family, although a note from the donor indicated she thinks they were … Continue reading
Pro football player Rik Sortun went to Kent Meridian High School and then went on to play for the Huskies and then the Cardinals! Read more about him here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176776917 (Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times)
Thanks to our great readers, we have a couple more pro football players from Kent to add to our list! Today is Robin Earl. He graduated from Kent Meridian and played for the Bears! Read more here: http://old.seattletimes.com/html/sports/2001805033_flashback02.html (photo … Continue reading
Our last Pro Football player from Kent is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- Morris Hiram “Red” Badgro! He went to Kent High School, played for the New York Yankees of the All-American Football Conference in 1927, then the … Continue reading
Another pro football player who got his start in Kent is Jeff Jaeger. He is a kicker that went to Kent Meridian High School. He played for the University of Washington, the Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Raiders/ Oakland Raiders … Continue reading
Mike Karney went to Kentwood High School before starting his Pro Football career! He played for the New Orleans Saints and the St Louis Rams. Read more about him here: https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W (Photo courtesy of https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W)