Tag: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Local Pickleballers Already Planning for August’s Founders Tournament

Founders Courts courtesy of Bainbridge Island Pickleball, BIPRD - Battle Point ParkWith the game now firmly ensconced as the official sport of Washington State, local Pickleballers are moving forward on another front: again putting together plans to hold the much anticipated “Founders Tournament ” at Battle Point Park this coming August.…

THE BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THEIR NEW PRIMARY EXHIBIT Our Community: Past to Present

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum - image The Island Wanderer BlogThe Bainbridge Island Historical Museum’s dynamic new primary exhibit, Our Community: Past to Present, will open to the public on Friday, May 6, 2022. The Museum plans to celebrate this milestone achievement with a day of celebration and community.

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Remembering the Past – 80th Commemoration of the forced removal of Japanese Americans from Bainbridge Island

Sign at Pegasus regarding 1942 Registration for Japanese AmericansOn a rainy day in late February, I met with Clarence Moriwaki, Bainbridge Island City councilman and past president of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) and the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association (BIJAEM), at …

“Courage in Journalism” a collaborative discussion on Bainbridge Island’s History through Journalism

Update: To view the Zoom event, click here: https://youtu.be/d4OqU0R9kZ8

Bainbridge Island has a long history of courage through journalism. Our news outlets and renowned writers have time and again taken a stand when no one else would, defending truth and …

Join the Bainbridge Public Library for the March 2022 First Friday Art Walk, featuring photographer Joel Sackett

Bainbridge Public LibraryThe Bainbridge Public Library is dedicated to spreading the joy of reading and the discovery of ideas with not just our local community, but with visitors from near and afar. In addition, the library is fortunate to house beautiful local …

The Long and Winding Road that Turned the Island into a City 30 Years Ago

It’s hard to believe – looking back now – that the City of Bainbridge Island, as an incorporated entity,  has been around for three decades.

If you’re a long-time islander like me, or a newbie fresh off the boat, …

Hats off to History 2021– Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Virtual Fundraiser – September 20th through 24th

We’re very fortunate here on Bainbridge Island to have an amazing historical museum, filled to the brim with an extensive research library, a curatorial collection, which houses a treasure-trove of historical records, maps, memorabilia, archaeological materials, oral and written histories, …

Home of the Pickleball Game Hosts Another Successful Founders Tournament

Despite excessive heat – with temps in the 90s  – and thick smoke at times from Canadian fires –  the Founders  Pickleball Tournament this past week went off without a hitch.

The second staging of the event that included clinics, …

Pickleball’s Founders Tournament is Back on the Island with Fun for Everyone

Founders Tournament commemorative paddlePickleball is taking center court on Bainbridge Island this week as the Founders Tournament returns after a year hiatus due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.

The tourney, which includes a number of different events, will be held from August 9-15 at …

Get a Taste of Island History on Your Walk to the Ferry

Whether you’re a regular commuter into Seattle or an occasional day-tripper, the Washington State Ferries are a way of life for we islanders, or you would-be islanders.

Back in the day – circa the late 1980s to the mid-1990s – …

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