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
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!
We had a lovely Swedish family Bible donated to us. There are many clippings and notes as well as this photo. We are still working on identifying the family, although a note from the donor indicated she thinks they were … Continue reading
Pro football player Rik Sortun went to Kent Meridian High School and then went on to play for the Huskies and then the Cardinals! Read more about him here: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?pid=176776917 (Photo courtesy of the Seattle Times)
Thanks to our great readers, we have a couple more pro football players from Kent to add to our list! Today is Robin Earl. He graduated from Kent Meridian and played for the Bears! Read more here: http://old.seattletimes.com/html/sports/2001805033_flashback02.html (photo … Continue reading
Our last Pro Football player from Kent is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame- Morris Hiram “Red” Badgro! He went to Kent High School, played for the New York Yankees of the All-American Football Conference in 1927, then the … Continue reading