Over the past ten years the museum has received sixteen awards from local, regional and national associations for excellence in the areas of publications, exhibits, events and individual achievement.

Washington Museum Association 2012 Award of Exhibit Excellence "It's About Time"

Washington Museum Association 2012 Award of Project Excellence – “Once Upon a Time” History Day Camp

Washington Museum Association 2012 Award of Project Excellence - "Once Upon a Time"

Washington Museum Association 2012 Award of Exhibit Excellence –
“It’s About Time”

Western Museums Association 2011 Award for Exhibition Excellence

Western Museums Association 2011 Award for Exhibition Excellence –
“Ansel Adams: A Portrait of Manzanar”

Washington Museums Association 2011 Award of Individual Excellence - Rick Chandler

Washington Museum Association 2011 Award of Individual Excellence –
Rick Chandler

Washington Museum Association 2011 Award of Exhibit Excellence - "Ansel Adams - A Portrait of Manzanar"

Washington Museum Association 2011 Award of Exhibit Excellence –
“Ansel Adams – A Portrait of Manzanar”

Washington Museum Association 2010 Award of Exhibit Exellence - "Whales in our Midst"

Washington Museum Association 2010 Award of Exhibit Excellence – “Whales in our Midst”

Washington Museum Association 2010 Award of Publication Excellence - "Let it Go, Louie: Croation Immigrants on Puget Sound"

Washington Museum Association 2010 Award of Publication Excellence – “Let it Go, Louie: Croation Immigrants on Puget Sound”

Washington Museum Association 2009 Award of Publication excellence - "BIHS Museum News"

Washington Museum Association 2009 Award of Publication excellence – “BIHS Museum News”