Tag: history

A stage was added to the hall as one of the several improvement projects through the years.

Preserving a Piece of Key Peninsula History

When Washington became the 42nd state in November 1889, the Key Peninsula celebrated in style. Earlier that year, the community had come together to build the Vaughn Library Hall as a dance floor for the 4th of July celebrations on land donated by … read more

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Historic Bainbridge Schoolhouse Lives on as Museum

In the building’s 110-year existence, it has been poked and prodded, repainted, rewired, moved from one end of the island to the other, retrofitted with an annex and lifted to dig a basement to provide climate-controlled storage and more research space. Fittingly, the … read more

The Monster Boiler

The Monster

Always a monster, never otherwise — huge, intrusive and unexpectedly frightening. “OK, Google, define the word frightening.” “Frighten, alarm, scare, terrify, appall, to arouse fear in people. To frighten is to shock with sudden, startling, but short-lived fear.” Suppose it would apply here, … read more

A canoe from the Hoh Tribe arrives on the shores of Point Julia, on the Port Gamble S'Klallam Reservation, during the 2012 Canoe Journey. This year, canoes will visit Port Gamble S'Klallam and Suquamish en route to the shores of the Puyallup Tribe.

A Taste of Coast Salish Culture

Port Gamble S’Klallam master fish cook Benji Ives tends his barbecued salmon and his clambake pit with as much care as Tom Douglas might put into his own applewood-smoked black cod or Hama Hama purple clams. But you won’t find hot mustard and … read more

Harbour Public House
Heritage and Hospitality on Tap

Bainbridge Island’s Harbour Public House

From coast to coast and around the world, food and the places that serve it are a big part of what makes a region unique. Maine has lobster shacks. In Philly, it’s cheesesteak joints. San Francisco gave the world chowder in a sourdough … read more

Digital movie making with iPad kits at the Bremerton Branch of Kitsap Regional Library (Photo courtesy Megan Burton)

Libraries Evolve to Keep Up with New Tech

As ingrained into American culture as apple pie, public libraries have been, in the words of Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the great symbols of the freedom of the mind.” Embedded into their communities, they became not just an institution that multiple generations have relied … read more

Part 2

The Art Beginning

After dealing with the how and why of buying a building in a vacant, dank-smelling city, I moved in and art in Bremerton sprang like a million destined rockets to the moon. On May 1, 1991, the Amy Burnett Gallery and several other … read more

Bainbridge Gardens
Spotlight on Independent Nurseries

Bainbridge Gardens Celebrates 60 Years of Family Business

In 1908, Zenhichi Harui came to Bainbridge Island from Japan and started growing plants and flowers, selling them at a small farm stand. The business grew to include a general store, gas station and gardens that attracted visitors from far and wide. The … read more

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