Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community

Bainbridge Island History Museum Opening Day!

Join the Bainbridge Island community as it celebrates Opening Day at the History Museum!

After more than a year of planning and construction the Museum will open its doors to the new Schoolhouse exhibits with the theme, “Our Community: Past to Present” (OCPP). OCPP will illuminate diverse, beloved, and previously untold stories about Bainbridge Island and the communities of people who live, work, and play here. This is an ambitious project that will combine historical content and hands-on learning activities for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.

The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community is one of only three featured communities that has been asked to host an activity for visitors on Friday, May 6th. Come participate and tour the new museum. The Japanese American Community will be featured from 2-3pm.

Bainbridge Island History Museum
Friday, May 6 2022 10am-6:30pm

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Children and adults alike will enjoy this delightful local museum located in a 1908 Bainbridge Island schoolhouse. Whether you have come to see the Japanese American internment exhibit and the accompanying Ansel Adams photos of Manzanar, or to learn about the Port Blakely lumber mill (which at one time was the most productive lumber mill in the country), the Native American families that used the island as their seasonal hunting and fishing grounds, the explorers who charted Puget Sound and anchored right off the island, the early families who homesteaded the island, or the Croatian fisherman who settled in Eagle Harbor in the 1880s, you won’t want to miss this museum.

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