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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Come one, come all to the Annual Holiday Open house at the museum on December 6th! The house will be all decked out for the occasion. There will be refreshments and holiday good cheer. We are excited that the Kentridge … Continue reading
The next Kent Story goes live before the city council! This time, we are talking football and the 1954 Kent-Meridian Royals, who went to Seattle to show those city boys how to play ball. Check out the story!
The rainy season as arrived in Kent, and planning time has arrived at the GKHS. 2016 is going to be a great year for the GKHS, and I can’t tell you about it yet! The last three weeks have included … Continue reading
Back in June, the GKHS hosted a film screening of “The Maury Island Incident.” Our friends at the Tukwila Historical Society are taking it to another level by hosting an event at the house that served as the set for … Continue reading
Marvin Eckfeldt presented the latest Kent Story last night before the Kent city council meeting! He did an excellent job talking about the faith communities that congregated in the valley before the founding of Kent in 1890 under the title … Continue reading
This is a long overdue roundup, that will include two organization defining events plus a couple of smaller local history stories that I hope you will enjoy! Lets go! The “Witness: The Legacy of Heart Mountain” documentary screening and “Growing … Continue reading
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