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.
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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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
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
Kent Chronicles is set to go on April 2nd and 4th. That is next week! The topic for the month is Kent before Kent. We are going to be looking at the early Western pioneers who called the valley home. … Continue reading
The museum will be closed for a private event on Saturday, 3/21/2015. We will be back to our regular hours on Wednesday and will be happy to give you a tour!
February and March are quiet months for the Museum and Society. This is a very good thing because we have a lot of planning yet to do for the next five straight months of events! __________________________________________________________________________________________ Kent turns 125 on … Continue reading
The GKHS is lucky enough to have two scholarships for Kent High School seniors this spring. Through a generous donation from the Osness family, the Osness Scholarship, in the amount of $900 is available. Fill out the Osness Scholarship Application and … Continue reading
I am very excited to announce that the Hoot Owl Band is officially a thing! We will be hosting an organizational meeting on March 28th at 2:00pm here at the museum to discuss the ensemble, the music, and the schedule … Continue reading
If you need me today, you will find me on museum’s upstairs balcony! __________________________________________________________________ Stephan has been hard at work getting the I.O.O.F Lodge #34 exhibit put together upstairs. The exhibit is coming together really well and I am excited … Continue reading
It is time again for Kent Chronicles on March 5th and 7th from 11:00am to 12:30pm! This month features a hard topic, as we are going to tackle the state of the local population after contact with Western explorers. Initial … Continue reading