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
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
Another pro football player who got his start in Kent is Jeff Jaeger. He is a kicker that went to Kent Meridian High School. He played for the University of Washington, the Cleveland Browns, the Los Angeles Raiders/ Oakland Raiders … Continue reading
Mike Karney went to Kentwood High School before starting his Pro Football career! He played for the New Orleans Saints and the St Louis Rams. Read more about him here: https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W (Photo courtesy of https://alchetron.com/Mike-Karney-663017-W)
Another Kent native who went into pro football was Kai Ellis. He graduated from Kentridge High School! He played for the University of Washington, the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free … Continue reading
Kent Chronicles are Feb. 23 & 25th at 11am. This month the Kent Historical Museum will look at the history of the Interurban Electric Railroad! Are you interested in a lively discussion about history? We’ll look at artifacts, watch movie clips and … Continue reading
Today’s home grown pro football player graduated from Kentwood High School- Ernie Conwell! He played for the St. Lewis Rams and the New Orleans Saints! Read more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernie_Conwell (photo courtesy of https://footballplayershealth.harvard.edu/stories-from-the-field/videos/ernie-conwell/)
With Superbowl right around the corner, we thought we’d share some football pros who got their start here in Kent! John Bronson of the Arizona Cardinals graduated from Kent Meridian High School! Read more about him here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bronson (Photo courtesy … Continue reading