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.
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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Come see the working telegraph display at the Kent Museum that is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Western Union telegraph line reaching Seattle. This is a hands on exhibit featuring a replica of the system that sent and received … Continue reading
Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Telegraph Join us at the Kent Museum with a Telegraph Exhibit and hands on demonstration of the telegraph. The Telegraph came up Military Road a 150 years ago. Exhibit runs until October 11th 2014
Kent Chronicles for this month is a very exciting discussion about Boeing’s Kent Space Center. The KSC has been a staple of the community since 1964, as it very quickly employed over 5000 people as Kent’s population was only … Continue reading
Celebrating the History of Kent Creating History By Funding Our Future Please join us for our Annual Dinner Auction Saturday October 4th 2014 at 530pm Dinner to be held at the Kent Senior Center 600 East Smith Street Please call … Continue reading
Chronicles comes back in August with a verve with a discussion about flight! Kent has a long history with flight that continues to this day but we will need some time to get there. On August 7th and 9th we … Continue reading
I hope everyone is having a fantastic summer! The Historical Society is once again proud to partner with the Mill Creek Neighborhood Association to offer an interesting historical and architectural tour of the a number of the old homes on … Continue reading
In the late 1980s, it looked like the world was going to change quickly. America had regained its confidence under the leadership of Ronald Reagan. By the late 1980s, the communist world looked weak and appeared to crumble away. In … Continue reading
In an unfortunate turn of events, Kent Chronicles for Thursday, 4/3/2014, has been canceled due to illness of the moderator. However, the good news is that the discussion will be picked up on Saturday 4/5/2014! The topic will be Japanese … Continue reading
For this month’s discussion, we will be focused on the Japanese impact on the valley. We will start looking at the ways that the initial immigrants influenced the valley and the hardships they had to overcome to find success. We … Continue reading