Our Collections


Logs and diaries of early explorers and settlers, postcards, ferry and steamer schedules, music.


Old tide and navigational charts  — just to name a few — reflect our location and heritage.


Approximately 330 maps, ranging from nautical to road to zoning and even to maps of local businesses over the years.


Over 9,000 images — family portraits, landscapes, class pictures, waterfront images, and time-lapse photos.

The Library

Our Research Library is currently closed to the public and will re-open in a future phase of Governor Inslee’s Healthy Washington reopening plan. The Research Library is available by reservation only on Fridays or Saturdays for time slots 10:00-11:00am or 11:00-12:00pm. To make a reservation, contact Em Hall at [email protected] or call 206.842-2773.

Public Records

Census rolls, school attendance, post offices, cemeteries, industries, government agencies, organizations, and individuals.


Newspapers, film and video of marine life, the Japanese American Exclusion, canoe making, sailing ships,logging, fishing and Island festivals.

Bainbridge Review

The Bainbridge Review earned national recognition for its coverage of the forced removal and incarceration of 227 Bainbridge Island residents of Japanese descent. The Museum contributed to the creation of Kitsap Regional Library’s first special digital collection, Bainbridge Review, 1941-1946.

We are actively documenting and collecting materials related to the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic experience on Bainbridge Island.

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