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.
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Here are two Kent basketball teams- one from Kent High School in 1906, and the other from Kent Meridian Jr. High School in 1955. Their uniform style changed a lot over the years!
The free “We Are History Keepers” workshop taking place at the Kent Senior Activity Center is coming up on Oct.7th! Lunch is provided for $10 if you RSVP, so do so by Sept. 25th! email@example.com
We have a lot of information on the Cavanaugh family in our archives. These three similar businesses in Kent all share the Cavanaugh name. We thought it was neat how their stores progressed over time! Cavanaugh & Clancy Tinning & … Continue reading
C & C Produce- Cash & Carry Fruits and Vegetables and S.T. Produce. This was on Railroad Ave, north of Smith St. (c.1960’s)
The Kent Theater and Meeker Street Livery, on the north side of W. Meeker, between 2nd & 4th streets. c. early 1900’s
Dunn’s Meat Market c.1915. It was located where Bittersweet Restaurant then Downhome Catering was, 211 1st Ave S, Kent. Dunn’s Meat Market handled everything from the carcass to the trimmings. One of the people pictured is Oscar Barnes. This is … Continue reading
This photo is from a (previously cracked) glass plate negative. Two gentlemen are in a carriage in front of A.A. Rutledge Co. in downtown Kent. The smaller sign says “Music Store”. No more is known about the date or the … Continue reading
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