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.

what's new

Poster for 1st Friday event for August. Sandra Pollard, certified marine naturalist, talks about the endangered Southern Resident orcas and other marine animals of the Salish Sea. Free program starts at 6 pm.

Sandra Pollard, certified marine naturalist, will talk about the endangered Southern Resident orcas and other marine animals of the Salish Sea.

Free Access to the Museum from 5:30-8:00 PM
Program begins at 6:00 PM, 8/1/2014.

FREE Program!

Blue Star free Museum Visits for Military Personnel Announcement

Poster for Speaker Series--Roy Runyon on The Aviation History of Kitsap County. Thursday August 7, 2014. Kitsap Historical Society and Museum. Reception 6 pm, Lecture 6:30 pm. Reservations advised, call 360-479-6226.

Poster for Eat Your Through Kitsap History's Fifth Course for 2014. Includes EPA Labs and Manchester State Park and Manchester Grill. Thursday Aug 17th at 10:30 am. 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
Call 360-479-6226

New Exhibit Open

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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