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 Friday, from 12 pm to 4 p.m., 10 am to 4 p.m. on Saturdays 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.
Tag Archives: kent history
Here are some photos that were donated to us of bowling teams. Bowling has been around in Kent as a pastime since the 1900’s! The first photo is from c.1900 of a bowling alley located on RR Ave. It was … Continue reading
This is a contract between the City of Kent and E. Molkie to deliver 75 cords of 4 ft. slab wood to the Light Plant from the Kent Mill on Oct. 12th, 1896, all for $25. Very interesting read and … Continue reading
Here’s a great photo of the Kent High School Band in either 1930 or 1931.
A terrifying story that ended well was printed in the Kent News-Journal on March 13, 1968.
There is a lot of notes on this photo, but not where it is from precisely. We know it is “Grandfather” Hull’s office/consultation room and the “secretary” is looking through the doorway from her “workshop”. It seems to be a … Continue reading
Here are some photos of our 2017 Fundraising Gala! Thank you to everyone who helped pull it off and to everyone who supported us!
Who remembers the Apple Barrel Country Store on Meeker? (I know that’s where my Mom & I learned how to make Applehead dolls! ~Michelle) Here is a photo and an article from Oct. 1994 about this charming store. Don’t know … Continue reading
A great Kent “mystery” from c.1924, From the Kent Advertiser/Journal
Some ways Kent children were bused to school over the years.