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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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