Current Exhibits

An Island Story

For a small island, Bainbridge has big stories to share. The Japanese American Exclusion in WWII, the most productive sawmill in the world, the mosquito fleet that served 30 small communities, the teen music scene, and the invention of Pickleball are some of the things you are bound to uncover.

Modal link for Suquamish Tribe -

Suquamish Tribe

Modal link for Early Exploration - Vancouver Expedition, 1792

Early Exploration

Modal link for Logging - Washington Fir Tree


Modal link for Transportation - Virginia V


Modal link for Shipbuildiing - Ship under construction


Modal Link for Agriculture - Strawberry fields


Modal Link for Wartime - Bainbridge Review, December 8, 1941


Modal link for Japanese American Exclusion - Japanese American Exclusion Order No. 1

Japanese American Exclusion

Her Vote. Her Story.

Ratified 100 years ago, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. constitution restored women’s legal right to vote. Many women—and men—organized, protested, penned pamphlets, endured prison, and braved hunger strikes in support of women’s suffrage.

Bainbridge Island history - Merilee Mostov video 1
Merilee Mostov, Curator, takes you inside the show.

For many years, the 19th Amendment mostly benefited middle and upper class, white women. Additional laws and amendments were needed to assure equal voting rights and access for all women and men.

Millenium Quilt, 2000

Millenium Quilt, 2000

Model Voting Machine

Model Voting Machine

2016 Voting Percentages

Maxine Johnson Poster, 2016

Maxine Johnson, 2016