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 museum is creating a new exhibit and we need the community’s help! As Kent125 enters its last quarter, we want to give one last push to the celebration. We have given our ideas about what is important as have … Continue reading
The GKHS will be out in force for the remainder of the summer! __________________ The Experience Historical Kent is coming up fast and it is going to be awesome! It kicks off on August 8, with a celebration of Mill … Continue reading
If you are looking for some Kent stories, we have a new place for you! Every two weeks, we will be adding a new story about the history of Kent. We have talked about the Lettuce Festival from the 1930s … Continue reading
The Independent Order of Odd Fellows video is finally done! If you haven’t been to the museum yet, check it out. If it piques your interest, then come down for a tour!
Come see us on the street! Our booth is on First Avenue between Titus Street and Gowe Street. We are displaying photos of the Kent downtown area from 1900 through the 1970s. You can also purchase a button to show … Continue reading
The Cornucopia Festival is just around the corner! It wasn’t always called the Cornucopia though. In the mid 1930s, it was named the Lettuce Festival in honor of one of the biggest exports from the valley. Even thought Kent’s population … Continue reading
For the rest of the summer, the GKHS will have buttons for sale so you can show your support for the preservation of Kent history! The large 3″ button is $3.00 while the smaller 2 1/4″ is just $2.00. They … Continue reading
The GKHS is out and about this summer. We updated our events page! Check it out and make plans to join us for fun local history!
The Museum will be closed on July 4th for that holiday. We anticipate folks will be out doing 4th of July things with grills and fireworks; maybe take in the 4th of July Splash? Be safe and have fun! Kent … Continue reading