Winslow Historic Tree Walk - Friday, April 25

      100 + Year Old Red Oak at Museum


Dr. Olaf Ribeiro will introduce you to the historic and champion trees to be found on a stroll through downtown Bainbridge Island. This very interesting event is always a sellout, so make reservations early. The walk takes a little more than an hour and we will have several separate walks to accommodate as many as possible.

This year, we'll be paying our respects to three sites where historic trees were recently removed.
Members Free, Non-members $10  -  Non-member reservations must be paid in advance.  For your convenience, you may either stop at the museum or we can take a credit card reservation by phone at 842-2773.  Members please call, email to, or come and see us.
Watch this website and (if you're a BIHM member) watch your email for announcements about additional walks this summer.

Raffle Winners 2013

"Save Our History" Raffle 2013

Winning tickets were drawn on Monday, December 16 at 2 p.m. by our effervescent, incorruptible, 2nd-grade volunteer, Jayden Hwang.  All winners have been notified.

1st Prize $5000 - Nan and Jake Jacolick

2nd Prize Dell Laptop - Anne Stern with husband Robert Whitley

3rd Prize XBox One - Claudia Maas with grandson Christopher Landry

Thanks to everyone in the community for the incredible support for this fundraiser that is such an important part of our annual budget

Special thanks to the following for making space for us to greet shoppers and distribute tickets...

  • Ace Hardware
  • RiteAid
  • Town & Country Market
  • Winslow Mall Merchants

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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.