About Bainbridge Island Historical Society and Museumorganization
- Phone:(206) 842-2773
- Address:215 Ericksen Avenue NE Bainbridge Island WA 98110
In the museum's 1908 one-room schoolhouse, visitors and school groups learn about Bainbridge's fascinating history while walking through 1,000 square feet of new materials. Themes include Native Americans, Explorers, Mill Towns, Early Shipbuilding, Steamer Transportation, Farming, WWII, the internment of Japanese Americans, and Schools. As you walk through the exhibits, you will hear the sounds of a steamboat underway in Puget Sound, the grinding saws of a lumber mill, or the clang of a school bell. Listen to excerpts from the oral history collection and learn how the island has changed. Watch films about the Filipino and Japanese communities on the island, as well as the town of the Port Blakely. Read a record book of the Port Madison mill store, discover what was selling at the Rotary Auction in the 1970's, or look at photographs of days gone by in the island neighborhoods. Collections include 3,500 artifacts and documents and more than 4,000 photographs that depict life on Bainbridge Island from 1854 to the present.Wednesday through Monday 1-4 p.m. (Summer Saturday hours 10 - 4) and by appointment.$2.50 for adults, $1.50 for students and seniors and $5.00 for a family. Admission is free to Society members and children under 5.