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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A lovely clipping from the Valley Daily News May 20, 1990, their paper in honor of Kent’s Centennial.
Forty Six years ago yesterday, the Apollo 15 was launched with the lunar rover built here at Boeing in the Kent Valley! We have a newspaper clipping from July 28, 1971 with a first hand account of the launch by … Continue reading
In our collection is a bunch of newspaper articles and photos about the fishing derby that used to be held in downtown Kent for the kids. These ones are all from April/May 1971, from the Kent News Journal.
We found a cute story of a wedding put on publicly in Kent in 1912 as part of the 4th of July festivities! The couple,Grace Peterson and E.L. Young, got $100 and a free double bed to have their wedding … Continue reading
Here’s a great article shared with us by Tyler A., about his grandmother, Queen of the Lettuce Festival that year! It’s from Time magazine, July 13, 1936. Thanks Tyler!
Cornucopia Days Parade 1954, kids dressed like Davy Crockett
Thanks to a generous donation, we have enough to restore the large leaded glass window at the Museum! Thank you!!!! Now we can start saving to restore some of the smaller windows 🙂
Thank you for everyone who has donated to this project! We still need some additional funds to reach our goal of $8,521.00. We are short $950 to restore the large front window in the living room of the Bereiter House … Continue reading