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.
Bowling in Kent
Here are some photos that were donated to us of bowling teams. Bowling has been around in Kent as a pastime since the 1900’s!
The first photo is from c.1900 of a bowling alley located on RR Ave. It was noted that Emil Nelson was 3rd from the right.
Next is a photo from 1954 of the American Bowling Congress in Seattle. It was noted that Ed Reitan Sr. is 2nd from the right.
The third photo was at Kent Bowl in 1960, showing the team sponsored by Edlines-Funeral Home. It was noted that Ed Reitan Sr. is 1st on the left, then was Bill Nyseth, Dick Mortenson, Al Strom and Rich Pohl.