We have fossils, shells, Hudson’s Bay Co. trade beads, native cedar mats, original art, and tools for shipbuilding, logging, mill working, carpentry, fishing, farming, and original art, reflecting the landscape, people and industry of the Island.
Over 9,000 images — family portraits, landscapes, class pictures, waterfront images, and time-lapse photos.
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.
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.
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.
We are looking for photographs, personal items made or purchased to adapt to the quarantine, and visual or written creative expressions about the pandemic.
If you have something to donate to the Museum collection, email Merilee Mostov, Director of Exhibits & Engagement at [email protected]. Please do not mail or drop off materials at this time. Contact Merilee with information about what you have and she will coordinate with you from there!