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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Pioneer Thomas Alvord built his home in the 1880’s. It was located at 78th Ave S. The faint photo, if you look close, is all of his cows in front of the house!
We are lucky enough to have two Danny Pierce pieces on loan at the Museum! Read about him here, then come visit us to see them in person!
This is the A.M. Playford General Blacksmith Shop c.1880’s-1890’s. The horse garage was the parts store of the time, selling things like horseshoes and other accessories. Shown left to right is : Alex Playford, (maybe) A.P. Meredith, and Sol Kunkel. … Continue reading
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.
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