The Kitsap County Historical Society and Museum collects, preserves, and
exhibits the diverse culture, heritage and history of Kitsap County for
the education and enjoyment of the public. 

Come visit, remember and learn with us.

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Poster for Kitsap Heritage Family Banquet for Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 5:30pm-9:00pm in the Kiana Lodge. A benefit for the Kitsap Historical Society & Museum. For more information and reservations please contact us at: 360-479-6226 or info@kitsaphistory.org

 Honoring these families for 2014:

Karl Oskar Holmberg (South Kitsap)
James Wesley Bryan (Bremerton)
Thompson/Tjosdale/McBride (Bainbridge I.)
Dr. Francis Harlow (Central Kitsap)
James A. Thompson (North Kitsap)

$80 per person; $560 reserved table of 8

5:30 p.m. Thursday, September 18th at Kiana Lodge
14976 Sandy Hook Rd NE
Poulsbo, WA

Includes Social Hour, Dinner, Recognition Ceremony, Desert Auction and Raise the Paddle.

A benefit for the Kitsap Historical Society & Museum
For more information and reservations please contact us
at: 360-479-6226 or info@kitsaphistory.org

Sponors of 2014 Heritage Family Banquet: Kitsap Sun, Harrison Medical Center, Macy's, Art Anderson Associates, Kitsap Bank and The Suquamish Tribe.

Event is Sold Out,
Don't miss Next Month's Event!

Old Fashioned Hoedown at the Royal Valley Farm
Call (360) 479-6226 and Reserve Now
Saturday, October 18
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Poster for Eat Your Through Kitsap History's Sixth Course for 2014. a cruise of Kitsap waters aboard the ferry Admiral Pete. Limited to 50 guests. Saturday, September 6th at 10:15 am at the Bremerton Dock. Call for details and reservations to 360-479-6226.

For the full Eat Your Way menu of 2014
and a form to sign up for one or all EYW events
in PDF format in full size CLICK HERE

Reservations Recommended - This cruise limited to 50 passengers!
Call 360-479-6226

Current Exhibit Open
in the Wally Kippola Library

I Want the Wide American Earth:
An Asian Pacific American Story

Features posters from the Smithsonian Museum and tells the story of Asian Pacific immigrants to the United States starting in the 1840s. The local part of this story focuses on the Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino immigrants who chose to make Kitsap County their home. 

Watch our Calendar for more events.

If you are not a member, this would be an ideal time to join so you can participate in these events at a better price!

Have you donated yet? We need your help.

 Click for Kitsap Historical Societies Donate Page

Get the New Green Version of the Book!

Poster of the new edition of the museums book recently published called Kitsap County: A History. On sale at the museum.

This Third Edition of Kitsap County is the most complete and comprehensive history of Kitsap county. First compiled in 1977, this reprinted edition has quality photographs and in-depth information that will delight “history buffs” as well as historians.  Beginning with an overview of Kitsap County, the book is divided into four major geographical areas:  North, Central, and South Kitsap County, Bremerton & Naval Shipyard, and Bainbridge Island. 

Based on oral histories, personal accounts, archival records, photographic collections, official documents, newspaper and journal articles, this book is a wealth of information. Maps and timelines are also included.   Appendices at the back provide additional useful information on Mosquito Fleet Routes, Kitsap Location Names, Kitsap Lakes, Logging Terms, and a list of Naval, Seamanship and Fishing terms.

Copies of this beautifully bound book are available for $75 at the Kitsap History Museum beginning Friday, November 30, 2012. Or fill out this form and send it to us with payment for a copy to be mailed to you.

Still showing is our popular exhibit in the Mezzanine Gallery:

Arts & Crafts: Homemade in Kitsap

This fascinating exhibit features handmade and homemade items from local Kitsapers, including Margaret Bergman's innovative weaving loom, ship models by Port Gamble native Edgar Jameson, fiddles built by Alexander McNair, and a "crazy quilt" by Margaret Kemp of Tracyton. Visit us to explore Arts and Crafts of Kitsap, from Native and pioneer resourcefulness to the modern DIY movement.


Kitsap County Historical Society's Museum is now part of the Blue Star Museum program offering free admission to active duty US Military Personnel


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