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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In less than 1 hour, GKHS Boardmember and Kent City Councilmember Dennis Higgins will present the next Kent Story to start the council meeting. We are excited to present a story about Meridian! It was a small community of Scandinavian … Continue reading
Unfortunately, Kent Chronicles is cancelled for October 1st and 3rd. The Dinner Gala on the 3rd is going to be awesome, but has taken a lot of the energy of the museum and then your moderator got sick during the … Continue reading
Good news/bad news item: The GKHS is proud to present the documentary screening of “Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain” and a panel discussion with local Heart Mountain surviors Amy and Lilly Kato at the Lutheran Church from 3p.m. to … Continue reading
The next few weeks are going to be real busy around the museum and we are excited about that! Our screenings for “Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain” are a go! We are doing tech tests at the Kent Lutheran … Continue reading
The Bereiter Museum will be open for tours on Saturday, September 5! We will host Kent Chronicles from 11a.m. to 12:30p.m. in the dining room, then we will be happy to show you around the house until close at 4p.m. … Continue reading
On September 1, 2015, Eileen Yamada-Lamphere presented the Kent Story of the Japanese community that was uprooted in 1942. Kent’s Japanese Community Uprooted.
It feels like summer is coming to an end in Kent. You know how we know at the museum? It has nothing to do with the temperature. We know when there is an uptick in the number of high school … Continue reading
For Immediate Release Contact: Zachary E. VanTassel, Greater Kent Historical Society 253-854-4330 firstname.lastname@example.org Greater Kent Historical Society to show Emmy Award winning documentary “The Legacy of Heart Mountain” and present local history program “Growing Up Behind Barbed Wire” on … Continue reading
The next Kent Story is being presented tonight before the Kent city council! This week Zachary E. VanTassel explores the ways that the Klondike influenced Kent. It turns out that the streets of Kent were vastly changed by Canadian gold! … Continue reading