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"Americans" at the National Museum of the American Indian is available online. (Photo: © Paul Morigi/AP for the National Museum of the American Indian)

Things to Do This Summer: Make a (Virtual) ‘Visit’ to the Smithsonian

If you are looking for new things to this summer do while staying home or social distancing, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian has you covered. The museum has lots of free content available for both adults and kids, including digital … read more

Harbor History Museum

Gig Harbor’s Maritime ‘Library of Things’

Much of Gig Harbor’s history is written in fish. For centuries before white settlers arrived, Native Americans had a village on Gig Harbor Bay, near today’s Austin Estuary and Donkey Creek. They were the sxw babš band (pronounced sk-WHUH-babsh) or “swift water” people … read more

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Typewriter Museum

‘Typewriter Fever’ Sweeps Bremerton

Ever wonder why some things that history leaves behind — like telephones, record players, 1969 Plymouth Barracudas — find new lives in today’s world? Perhaps they remind us of simpler times. Yep, those were the days. When we tap into memories — when … read more

Kitsap History Museum

A Journey Back through Kitsap Time

To really understand a place, take a look at its past. Knowing what things were like a century or two ago gives us clues to how we got to where we are today. A trip to the Kitsap History Museum in downtown Bremerton … read more

Naval Undersea Museum

Naval Undersea Museum an Undiscovered Gem

It’s one of Kitsap County’s best-kept secrets — a treasure hidden in plain view. The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is a trove of artifacts, history and hands-on experiences that tell the stories of the U. S. Navy’s undersea operations. And it’s all … read more

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Historic Bainbridge Schoolhouse Lives on as Museum

In the building’s 110-year existence, it has been poked and prodded, repainted, rewired, moved from one end of the island to the other, retrofitted with an annex and lifted to dig a basement to provide climate-controlled storage and more research space. Fittingly, the … read more

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Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

West Sound Museums Offer Free Admission to Military Personnel and Families

Several West Sound museums have joined the Blue Star Museums program to offer free admission this summer to all active-duty military personnel and their families. The program is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of … read more

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

A Cultural Landmark With a Bold Mission

When longtime Bainbridge Island resident Cynthia Sears had a vision a decade ago to build an arts museum on the island, she met a lot of skepticism. Start with a collection, many advised her, and then explore the feasibility of a building. But … read more

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