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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We had an amazing turnout for our Easter Bonnet Tea! Both settings sold out! Thanks to all of the volunteers that worked so hard pulling this together and thanks to everyone who came to enjoy the event! A special thanks … Continue reading
Reminder to everyone who signed up for the Syrian Refugees in Greece presentation and dinner, it is this evening! Dinner is at 6pm and the presentation starts at 7pm. See you there!
FYI- the Museum will not be open for tours this Saturday. We will be having our Easter Tea! Thanks to everyone who signed up- both settings are full! Remember your Easter Bonnet to enter the contest of most creative hat!
We have a geocache on our property! Have you ever wanted to try geocaching? Stop by for a visit and find the geocache in the same trip! Get more information here: https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC701K8_kents-historic-big-ol-house
This flyer is from Kent’s 4th annual Lettuce Festival in 1937! June Miller was the Lettuce Queen that year. This was also the year they had “The World’s Largest Salad” downtown!
The GKHS is excited to have a great scholarship opportunity for Kent High School students, the GKHS Scholarship . This scholarship was created through the generosity of the members of the Greater Kent Historical Society to allow students the opportunity … Continue reading
This was the Capitol Coal Mine, year unknown
The Green River drives the history of the White River Valley. It has been sculptor, highway, fertilizer and grocery for us over the years of human habitation. It’s route has changed, naturally and at our hands, many times, but … Continue reading
This is a photo of a foundry that was once on East Valley Highway, date unknown.