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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The Greater Kent Historical Society annual meeting is on Saturday, January 24th, from 12:00pm to 3:00pm. The venue is changed from years past and we will be meeting in the Rainier Room at Kent Commons. The primary purpose of the … Continue reading
If you are a member of the Greater Kent Historical Society, you should be getting a postcard in the mail about the annual meeting, coming up on the 24th of January. If you are not a member, you can … Continue reading
Happy New Year! Kent Chronicles will pick back up next week with one session on Saturday, January 10th from 11:00am to 12:30pm. In conjunction with the program we had at the museum on mid December, the topic is the Peace … Continue reading
Are you getting excited for the Bereiter Museum Open House yet? We have further details to confirm that should help that! Our gathering will once again be graced by the Auburn Harp Ensemble! Founder Bonnie Steinkamp will bring her small … Continue reading
The December 2014 Kent Chronicles is unfortunately canceled. The Chronicler has a job that may require him to work the usual Thursday and Saturday. Do check back to see about the January 2015 Chronicles!
The Historical Society hosts a evening dinner program on December 10th with Kayla Daly. Find out more about her below! Kayla Daly came to Kent during high school and graduated valedictorian of Kent-Meridian High School in 2008, also receiving the … Continue reading
The museum is happy to announce that it is time for our annual holiday open house! This year, the date is Sunday, December 7th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Come celebrate the season with us as the house sports its full … Continue reading
The Greater Kent Historical Society is hosting a fundraiser dinner with guest Kayla Daly. Ms. Daly has just returned from a tour with the Peace Corps in Guinea, West Africa and will share her experiences with us. Dinner will start … Continue reading
On November 6th and 8th, Kent Chronicles will be wrapping up a mini series on flight by talking about passenger flight and the development of an industry that we take very much for granted these days. We will talk about … Continue reading
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