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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We just had a surprise visit from Mr. Bereiter’s descendants! Two generations of Bereiters got to see the home their great-grandfather built in 1908 this afternoon, and we got to meet his delightful family 🙂
Interested in traditional cultural practices? A new program is looking to hear from you at meetings across the state this summer and fall- including in Kent on Sept.13th, 2-4pm at the Kent Senior Activity Center! “The Center for Washington … Continue reading
This year is the 75th Anniversary of the establishment of the Puyallup Assembly Center which incarcerated approx. 75,000 people of Japanese ancestry living in Washington & Alaska. Survivors of all assembly centers, detention facilities and permanent camps are invited to … Continue reading
Experience Historical Kent is happening again this August- bigger and better each year! Browse the list and put what sounds fun to you on your calendar! (Note: our Open House is on Aug. 5, as the start of the Mill … Continue reading
The Puyallup Valley Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League thanks Greater Kent Historical Society members for their collective donation of $100!
Saturday, July 22nd at 10am This month we will look at the history of our Ukranian-American community in Kent. Are you interested in a lively discussion about history? We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more! Intended for … Continue reading
Saturday, June 24th at 10am This month we will look at the history of our Somali-American community in Kent. Are you interested in a lively discussion about history? We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and much more! Intended for … Continue reading
The Berieter House c.1910, c.1930, & 2017. At 109 years old, it looks the same, just the landscaping and the town around it has changed.
The gorgeous view from the Museum’s office! Our gardens are bursting with color! Stop by and enjoy the grounds!