Kent Historical Museum is located at the the Bereiter House with parking at the rear via East Temperance St.
The Blue Star Memorial is a tribute to the Armed Forces of America.
The vine trellis was build as part of an Eagle Scout project.
Under the trellis, is a ramp up to the front porch.
Stuart S. Nakamura’s monument that memorializes the Japanese American legacy in the White River Valley.
This is the front porch of the museum.
This is the view through the front door and into the entryway.
The room to the right is the office which is very dark with beautiful wood for the walls, floor, and ceiling. To exemplify the nature of the room we have a period desk.
The living room is furnished with furniture and decor appropriate to 1908.
The dining room has a plate rail along one wall.
A collection of plates is showcased in the dining room.
Off the kitchen is a small tea room.
The kitchen was remodeled in the 1960s, however the 1908 kitchen display can be viewed on the enclosed back porch.
The domain of the maids -- the washroom has many items that would have been used in 1908. We have included a modern washer and dryer and the older 1950’s vintage washing machine to acknowledge the advancement in technology through the years.
This is the view from the top of the stairs to the entryway.
Rotating exhibits are featured to the right of the staircase. An example is this exhibit which highlighted movies and film.
The bathroom features all the period appropriate tub, sink, and toilet.
This is the master bedroom, furnished in period decor.
The children’s room features metal beds and some example of toys that the Bereiter boys may have played with.
The personal effects of Mr. M. M. Morrill on display outside the sewing room.
Our community room is devoted to rotating displays of the Greater Kent history.
In the community room is a display of memorabilia and artifacts from the Carnation Company -- one of the earliest businesses in Kent.
Gentlemen would retire after diner in the attic where a slate pool table, a card table, and a liquor cabinet could be used.