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 Tuesday through Saturday, from noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
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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Mr. Eric Reitan will present a program on the history of Knob Hill, now Scenic Hill on Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00pm at the Bereiter Museum. The residents of the hill have included many names we recognize in modern … Continue reading
On Saturday May 4, the Historical Society is proud to present a varied program celebrating the first people of the Kent Valley. Mike Evans, Chairman of the Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians and Chairman of the Blue Heron Heritage Family organization … Continue reading
The May Kent Chronicles is scheduled for May 2nd and 4th, from 11:00am to 12:30pm at the museum. The topics are very interesting as we look at two of the Progressive amendments, the 18th (Prohibition) and the 19th (women’s suffrage). … Continue reading
Did you ever wonder what was in Kent before it was Kent? We have part of the answer on display in one of the museum’s rotating rooms right now! Stop down to learn about the O’Brien Community which was an … Continue reading
It is that time for Kent Chronicles again! This month we are going to be talking about the early 1920s. Most people think of this time period using the moniker “roaring” and for some people in some places it surely … Continue reading
This year, the Historical Society will honor Ralph L. & Elinor J. Osness by providing a scholarship for a worthy local high school student who will attend an accredited institution during the 2013-2014 school year. If you are considering attending … Continue reading
Kent Chronicles is coming up next week! We are going to be talking about the late 1970s. In preparation, here is a short video to introduce some ideas for the topics. We will be meeting at the Bereiter Museum on … Continue reading
Saturday February 23, 1:00 pm Kent Senior Activity Center 600 East Smith Street Kent, WA 98030 In honor of the Civil War Sesquicentennial, the Kent Historical Museum is hosting a discussion with historian Karen Meador delivering a PowerPoint presentation on … Continue reading
The Greater Kent Historical Society is excited to present historian Hilda Meryhew lecturing on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln Presenter Poster The above link has all the information but at a glance; Who: You What: Lecture on the Life … Continue reading