What better way to celebrate Kent’s 125th anniversary than
to explore our city’s history? Visitors can do just that with a tour of
this charming, air-conditioned museum. Located in the historic Bereiter
House at 855 E. Smith St., this two-story museum was built in 1908.
With more than 3,500 square feet of exhibit space and 10 foot ceilings,
visitors will feel like they’ve entered another era – and they have – at
the turn of the 20th century!
The museum’s permanent exhibits include a farming and agriculture
display, kitchen and household chore displays, and a community room. In
addition, the home features seven period rooms including a living room,
dining room, breakfast nook, master bedroom, children’s bedroom,
bathroom and sewing room, each furnished with turn-of-the-century décor
and furniture. The Kent museum also features a rotating display which
changes every three to four months.
The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 4 pm and
by appointment. Admission is free, but a donation of $2 per person is
suggested. Parking behind the museum is free. For more information about
the museum, call 253-854-4330, or visit the museum site online for additional historical information, photos and special events.