Raffle 2014
 
The 2014 "Raffle to Save History" is completed and entered in the history books. Thanks to our members and the entire Bainbridge Island community for their fantastic support again this year.  We met our fundraising goal and we were able to award the maximum $5000 grand prize to our winners.
 
Henry and Tomi Egashira, longtime museum members, won this year's grand prize.
 
Rudy and Sarah Morosoff won our second prize - an Apple iPad Mini. 
 
Thanks again this year to Ace Hardware, Town & Country, Rite Aid, and Winslow Drug for generously providing space for us to meet, greet, and sell tickets to shoppers.  And finally, huge thanks to our longsuffering board members and volunteers who stood in the rain and cold to be sure everyone had a chance to support their community's historical museum.

 

Congratulations Tomi and Henry Egashira!

 
           2014 Grand Prize Winners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ansel Adams - A Portrait of Manzanar

Now Showing

Photos by Ansel Adams, text, artifacts, and video: the experience of Japanese Americans who were forcibly removed from their homes and incarcerated during World War II.

Adams was invited by the camp commander to visit the Manzanar "War Relocation Center" in 1943.  He was permitted to photograph everything except the barbed wire fences and guard towers, images that would have undermined the official storyline that the move to the camps was a "voluntary migration."  The result is an extraordinary collection of images of Japanese American camp residents, their living quarters, and the places where they worked or went to school.  Adams felt this story was so important that he self-published a book of camp photos with an accompanying text.  

The exhibit includes an optional twenty minute video that features historical newsreel footage and interviews with residents of the camp recalling their experiences.


New Exhibit - The Overland Westerners

100 years ago, four intrepid Kitsap County adventurers set out on horseback for a three-year, 20,000 mile expedition to all 48 state capitals.  Photos and details of the journey, the men, their 5 horses and 1 dog.