The museum is Closed!!

Due to the current outbreak of the Coronavirus, the museum will be closed to walk-in visitors until further notice. A staff member will answer phone calls Wednesday through Saturday, 12pm to 4pm. Phone messages may be left outside these dates and times.

We greatly appreciate your support all these years. As a community, we will get through this trying time.

Be safe and be kind to one another.

Veteran’s Day Exhibit

Please join the Kent Museum in honoring the men and women of the Armed Services this Veteran’s Day. Exhibit opens Saturday, November 9th and runs thru the 16th. Viewing ours Noon until 4pm, Wednesday thru Saturday. Also this weekend, a Veteran’s Day Ceremony at the Saar Cemetery in Kent at 3pm. The cemetery is located at Hwy 167 and 212th near Winco.

Danny Pierce-The Man and His Art

GKHS is pleased to announce that the Danny Pierce exhibit will be extended until October 5th, 2019.  If you have not had a chance to visit the museum, please stop by to see the work of Kent’s local genius. Viewing hours are Noon until 4pm, Wednesday through Saturday. Exhibit design by Stephen Chandler. Shown here in the photo are myself and our very special guest, Julia Pierce the daughter of Danny Pierce.

Installing a 129 year old church bell


Kent Historical Museum installs 129-year old church bell

Story by Michelle Gehlman-Teeter
Photos by Tom Worrell

The Greater Kent Historical Society and Museum recently procured a big old church bell, and they needed a place to display it properly.

The First Presbyterian Church of Kent donated their 129-year old bell to the museum, when they closed their doors in 2017. The church had been a part of the Kent faith community since 1889, the building on Smith Hill being built in 1962. Unfortunately, their membership had dwindled and the building had aged to the point that it was too expensive to maintain so they made the difficult decision to close their doors. The historic church bell, some memorabilia, all of their folding chairs, and a portrait of one of their pastors were donated to the Kent History Museum.

It took five men to move the bell into the museum’s storage until a proper installation could be built. After several estimates that were out of reach of the small non-profit, Kent’s own C & G Construction Services, Inc. offered to donate their time and materials to build the outdoor installation.


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