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 Washington
Our restored window is reinstalled!! Thank you to everyone who supported this project!!!
With finals coming up soon, it’s nice to know there has always seemed to be report cards and commiserate with those in the past. Here is the report card for Frank Bouldron for the school year of 1913- 1914 at … Continue reading
A registry of Kent voters in 1892!
This is a letter recalling Mr. Harry Waid’s years at the Taylor School just outside of Kent. It was published in installments and we only have one of them, but it shows what it was like going to school in … Continue reading
Danny Pierce was a painter that lived right here on East Hill! He has work in the Smithsonian and he painted many of our murals downtown. In the Kent News-Journal on Dec. 16, 1959, a letter he wrote back home … Continue reading
Here is a story about the 1910, Kent High School undefeated football team. This article was printed on March 24, 1971, newspaper unknown.
This is a story that ran in a local newspaper in July 1966, about George Whall and the cabin he was born in on Aug 15, 1890, still standing at that time. It was located on 132nd Ave SE., Kent, … Continue reading
Kent Jr. High Honor Society 1931. Left to right: Charlotte Oliver, Betty Fae Williams, Ellen Gray, Toye Louise Nakatsuka, Giulia Reano, Jane Rawdon, Alma Booher, Imogene Bush, unknown, Virginia Meridth, Tillie Ann Hallock, & Natalie Dubois.
O’brien Elementary School. One of the photos was noted the year 1919, another 1900, the others are unknown. Note the background in the second photo- farmland as far as you can see!
This was found shoved inside the 1905 school records we have been scanning. The Great Pumpkin, even back then 😉 or more likely a scarecrow or costume?