Support the Museum Through Planned Giving – The Elnora Parfitt Society

We are pleased to announce the formation of the Elnora Parfitt Society. Named after a major figure in the Museum’s early years, the Society is being established to recognize those individuals and families who plan to make gifts to the Museum through their estates. Planned gifts are critical to helping us achieve our mission of collecting, preserving, and fostering knowledge of Bainbridge Island History.

Elnora Parfitt was elected President of the Historical Museum in 1972 just after the Schoolhouse was donated to the Museum and moved to Strawberry Hill. Elnora served as both president and curator during her tenure. Her leadership and enthusiasm set the Museum on a path to long term success.

Since our inception, we have benefited from bequests that provided a firm financial foundation for the Museum. A gift from Helen Bucey, for instance, revolutionized our direction and made it possible to move the Museum from its former location to its present home in the heart of Winslow. Legacy gifts are game-changers and often make the biggest impact.

We hope that members and friends like you will consider including the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum in your estate plans so that we may continue to share the history of Bainbridge Island for decades to come. Even small planned gifts can be used to sustain programs and/or facilities, add capacity, or launch major new initiatives.

Thank you for considering the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum in your estate planning.  Such a legacy contribution expresses your individual values, inspires others, and will leave a lasting impact for the Bainbridge Island community by preserving Bainbridge Island history. To learn more about the Elnora Parfitt Society please contact our Executive Director. Our staff will be happy to work with you and your financial advisor or attorney on structuring any planned gift.

Grant and Barbara Winther
Parfitt Society Members

“The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is such an important and vital part of our island community that Barbara and I made a generous legacy gift to them.  Please consider joining us in support of this fine organization.”

Grant Winther