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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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.
Our new exhibit, “Stranger Things: Bizarre & Unusual Stories from Kent” will be opening this Friday the 13th! Stop on by and see the strange side of Kent History. Runs through November. Music from: Intended Force by Kevin MacLeod is … Continue reading
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!
This is a hop house that belonged to Pat Hayes Farm in Orillia. Hop farming was really big in the early 1900’s in Kent until the hops louse ruined the crops and people transitioned over to lettuce farming.