The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is temporarily closed to the public until at least December 14th due to new restrictions implemented in Washington State to stop the rapid spread of COVID-19.

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Upcoming Events

Dec 14

Bainbridge Remembers: Traditions of Winter

December 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Land Acknowledgement

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is within the aboriginal territory of the suq̀ʷabš, “People of Clear Salt Water” (Suquamish People). Expert fishermen, canoe builders, and basket weavers, Suquamish people live in harmony with the lands and waterways along Washington’s Central Salish Sea as they have for thousands of years.

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Do you want to dig into an Island mystery or uncover your family’s history? Our library is open to the public.

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A 35-minute ferry ride from Seattle opens up a community shaped by diversity, the water, the rise and fall of the lumber industry and the Japanese American Exclusion during WWII.

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We are more than our collections — we reflect and serve the community. Interested?

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Want to get to know the real Bainbridge Island? Then start your visit here. If you live here, welcome back!