Mission: To operate a historical museum and to collect, preserve, and exhibit the diverse culture, heritage, and history of kitsap county for the education and enjoyment of the public.
Programs: The museum maintains over 86,000 photographs, 35,000 artifacts, and extensive archival materials of documents, books, records, maps, and oral histories. Major permanent exhitibts of the history of kitsap county are open to the public and for school and group tours. We provide research services to the public, non-profit, and educational institutions, install temporary exhibits using our collection materials, offer lectures, workshops, and programs on local hisotry topics and highlight heritage families, places, and events through tours and programs. Our county-wide outreach programs educate children and adults about the past and include kitsap heritage family banquet, eat your way through kitsap history, and old mill town christmas. Annual attendance in 2014 was over 6,000 people.