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 Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. 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
This is Kent’s first Pool Hall owned by Alva Johnson c.1906! Alva is the gentleman behind the counter on the interior photo. The Pool Hall was located on 1st & Titus
We are a couple of days late to celebrate #NationalFlagDay, but we wanted to share the flag in our collection dated by the Smithsonian Institute as made c.1850, (with the gold fringe added in the 1920s). Read the story below! … Continue reading
Interested in traditional cultural practices? A new program is looking to hear from you at meetings across the state this summer and fall- including in Kent on Sept.13th, 2-4pm at the Kent Senior Activity Center! “The Center for Washington … Continue reading
Come down to the museum and see our Memorial Day display of some of our local heroes!
We got a surprise in the mail today! Some items belonging to the owner of Weitzel’s General Store which was in Orilla, WA. This was stuck in the front cover of an old book- the drivers license for then 16 … Continue reading
One hundred years ago the U.S. entered WWI. While perusing The Kent Journal & Des Moines Intercitian Newspaper from 1918, a year later, we’ve found some amusing ads. Here is one example from Scott’s Emulsion.
Experience Historical Kent has released the dates for this year’s events! Mark them on your calendar and plan to visit some of Kent’s historic sites this summer! Sat. July 29 Greater Kent Historical Society at Farmers market 9AM-2PM … Continue reading
The Green River drives the history of the White River Valley. It has been sculptor, highway, fertilizer and grocery for us over the years of human habitation. It’s route has changed, naturally and at our hands, many times, but … Continue reading
The 12pm seating is almost full! Call today to reserve your spot!