Programs

JD PHS opening 018rThe Society holds monthly morning membership meetings on the second Tuesday of each month (except for months in which there is an evening meeting) in the City Council Chambers on the ground floor of City Hall. Morning meetings begin at 9:30 and feature interesting speakers and presentations on some aspect of local history. Quarterly evening meetings are held as announced in the local paper. Usually at 7 p.m. in March, May, August and November. However, the months and days may vary depending on the program being presented. Announcements are posted in the local paper, and emails are sent to members. The public is welcome to attend any meetings of the society, and new members are always welcome. Coming up in 2014: May 8 — Canoe Building — Past and Present — to be presented by Duane Pasco   Past programs:                                                                               2014 January:  History of Ferry Service in North Kitsap presented by Dennis Johnson February: Historian Rangvald Kvelstad – Poulsbo’s Mr. K. presented by Jeff Tolman March/April: Poulsbo’s Boat Builders presented by Jim Shields with Judy Driscoll 2013

  • STEAMING AROUND LIBERTY BAY presented by Dennis Johnson
  • Turi bookreading [Sami]
  • PORT MADISON HISTORY
  • Salmon Streams of Poulsbo presented by Ron Hirschi
  • GONE FISHING – dinner/auction fundraiser
  • Cod-fish derby tales – chat session
  • Port Gamble S’Klallam – The Strong People
  • Noll-Johnson families of Lemolo presented by Peggy Stanley
  • House Fair II – Chat and Share
  • Lemolo History presented by Peggy Stanley, Jeanne Snouwaert and Kathy Hogan
  • Arcadia POULSBO book signing
  • BURIED TREASURE–History in First Lutheran’s Cemetery presented by Hildur Gleason and Judy Driscoll
  • Take Me To The Tool Shed presented by Ole Birkeland
  • POULSBO BOATS and the Boat Restoration Project presented by the Restoration Committee
  • Poulsbo’s Helping Hands. The History of Bell-Ringers and Fishline In Poulsbo presented by Mary Nader

2012

  • Port Gamble History presented by John Rose
  • Native Basketry presented by artist Ed Carriere
  • NK History Day winners presentations
  • Gone Fishing dinner/auction fund-raiser
  • Celebrating Century 21 in Seattle –Bill Austin, Donna Jean Bruce, Mike Hattrick
  • Baseball in the North end presented by Virgil Taylor
  • Walk a block, tours
  • Sons of Norway History presented by Barbara Mitchusson
  • Old Homes Fair presented by Judy Driscoll
  • Ferry Captains [panel]

2011 [First year in City Hall]

  • Bob Nichols on Founding of Fordefjord & Grace Lutheran Churches
  • Ted Portmann Dairy Farming in Kitsap County
  • Grand Opening of museum
  • Glenn Haskin – Oen/Haskin Family of Vinland
  • Carolyn Neal – Economic History of Kitsap Co. in the Territorial Period
  • Pacific Coast Codfish Co. Jim & David Shields – exhibit opening
  • “Community friends” Richard Walker [the Herald] and Adele Heinrich [Chamber of Commerce]
  • Discovering the Skeletons in your Closet presented by Addie Rogan.
  • History of Keyport presented by Capt. Stephen Iwanowicz, NUWCDK Commanding officer. & Milt Meeds, Keyport Improvement club Chairman, Port of Keyport Commissioner.
  • Trolling for Salmon and Tuna presented by Denny Kimmel
  • Kitsap Regional Library One Book One Community & the Big Burn presented by Sharon Lee
  • History of the Suquamish Tribe presented by Leonard Forsman
  • The Samis – Journey to America: the Balto Story presented by Michelle Nilsen Wasson2006                                                                                                      
  • Suquamish Museum presented by the Director
  • Images of Norway presented by Bob Hawkinson
  • Grand Opening of Martinson Cabin

2010

  • Preservation Do’s and Don’ts presented by Judy Driscoll & Hildur Gleason
  • Peterson Family History & Writing Family History presented by Joan Carson
  • Fire Department History presented by Jim Shields
  • Kitsap County Historical Society story presented by Sonia Wellington
  • Peterson family of Olympic Peninsula presented by Glynda Schaad
  • Myreboe/Anderson family presented by Dale Anderson
  • Walk through of new museum quarters2007
  • Field trip to Keyport Naval Museum
  • Fund-raiser dinner at Mor Mors
  • Bainbridge Memorial for Japanese Internment presented by Mary Woodward Pratt
  • Front Street Research information gathering session
  • Christmas at the cabin presented by the Doornink family

2009

  • Kitsap Co. Health Dept. presented by Jerry Deeter
  • Chat session on Spirit of Poulsbo book presented by Judy Driscoll
  • Class of 1966 Baby Boomers Look Back
  • Poulsbo Police Chief presented by Dennis Swiney
  • Heritage Trees and Wildlife presented by Jim Trainer
  • The Girls from Hangar B presented by Kristi Cambell Nail
  • Namsos, Norway Sister City visit presented by Jerry Reitan
  • Crab Fishing presented by Jim Shields

2008

  • What is a Certified Local Government – Preserving Poulsbo presented by Judy Driscoll
  • City Centennial Open House
  • Life as a Fire Chief presented by Jim Shields
  • Building of the Agate Pass Bridge presented by Jerry Reitan
  • The Stottlemyer family of Lincoln Hill presented by Frank Stottlemyer.
  • Field trip to Dennis Johnson’s Antique Car Barn
  • Reminiscing on his life in Poulsbo’s Schools and City Council presented by Hal Hoover

2007

  • Field trip to Keyport Naval Museum
  • Fund-raiser dinner at Mor Mors
  • Bainbridge Memorial for Japanese Internment presented by Mary Woodward Pratt
  • Front Street Research information gathering session
  • Christmas at the cabin presented by the Doornink family

2006                                                                                                      

  • Suquamish Museum presented by the Director
  • Images of Norway presented by Bob Hawkinson
  • Grand Opening of Martinson Cabin

Visit the museum: Wed – Sat. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. 200 NE Moe Street – second floor

Contact Information

Call: 360-440-7354 and leave a message. Email: poulsbohistory@gmail.com US mail: PO Box 844, Poulsbo, WA 98370