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 Friday, from 12 pm to 4 p.m., 10 am to 4 p.m. on Saturdays 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 is a hop house that belonged to Pat Hayes Farm in Orillia. Hop farming was really big in the early 1900’s in Kent until the hops louse ruined the crops and people transitioned over to lettuce farming.
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Who remembers the Apple Barrel Country Store on Meeker? (I know that’s where my Mom & I learned how to make Applehead dolls! ~Michelle) Here is a photo and an article from Oct. 1994 about this charming store. Don’t know … Continue reading
A great Kent “mystery” from c.1924, From the Kent Advertiser/Journal
Some ways Kent children were bused to school over the years.
“Stranger Things: Bizarre and Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this October (Friday the 13th)! This exhibit will focus on some of the lesser known stories in the city’s historic past and some of the intriguing characters that helped … Continue reading
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In October we will be discussing the book: “In The Bleak Midwinter” by Julia Spencer-Fleming. We will also be deciding the next few months’ book selections. Hope to see you there!
Here are two Kent basketball teams- one from Kent High School in 1906, and the other from Kent Meridian Jr. High School in 1955. Their uniform style changed a lot over the years!
We have expanded our Saturday hours this fall! For the months of September and October we will be open 10am-4pm on Saturdays. Wednesday-Friday our hours will remain 12pm-4pm. Thanks for your support!