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 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in August, noon to 4 p.m. the rest of the year 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 photo was shared on another Kent history page. “Picture is dated July 4th, 1919. Says it was taken on Meeker Street. 4th person from the left is Klinkensmith, 5th is Jennie (Jensen) Johnson”. -John The conversation afterwards thought it … Continue reading
Here’s a photo of some downtown Kent businesses from the 1960’s on Railroad & Meeker: Jim’s Barber Shop, Reynolds Plumbing & Heating, Kent Trading Post. The truck is from Lone Brothers Construction Company of Auburn. Note the parking meters! Here … Continue reading
Kent Historical Museum will be unveiling a 3 part adult education series this fall and winter. We will be pairing a short lecture on an aspect of Kent’s history with a skills based workshop to follow, and we would like … Continue reading
The Moonlite Inn Star Room, Coffee Shop, Dancing, Club, Tavern & Leonard Rexall Drugs. c. 1960’s. It was located on Meeker between 1st & 2nd. Here’s what it looks like now courtesy of Google Maps:
We had someone ask about the date of the old Panther Lake Elementary school. So we thought we’d share with everyone a quick history of Panther Lake! In 1906 the people of the district voted to build a new school … Continue reading
The Lucky Grocery Store on 4th & Meeker (NE corner). c. 1971 Here’s what it looks like now courtesy of Google Maps:
FYI, Thursday & Friday (August 10th &11th) the museum will be closed for some porch repairs which will block the entrance. Please visit us Wednesday or Saturday! Thanks for your understanding!
Our Guest speakers will be here at 3pm!!
This note was found while volunteers were scanning school attendance record books. It is from c.1905, and says: “Wednesday- Miss McHugh, Will you please excuse Frances at recess so she can get dinner for me as I am going away. … Continue reading
FYI, next Thursday & Friday (August 10th &11th) the museum will be closed for some porch repairs which will block the entrance. Please visit us Wednesday or Saturday! Thanks for your understanding!