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Date: August 24, 2006
Contact: PJ Callahan
Phone: (360) 337-4481
No. 06-71

Commissioner Lent Honors Kitsap County Historical Society Pole Barn Exhibit

PORT ORCHARD, WAŚCommissioner Patty Lent has selected the Kitsap County Historical Society as the recipient of her 2006 Kitsap County Fair and Stampede Commissioner's Award. The tradition of publicly recognizing organizations exhibiting at the fair by giving large red, white and blue commissioner ribbons began a number of years ago. Lent awarded the ribbon to the society for their "Pole Barn" exhibit of farming implements. One of the key features of the exhibit is an old mail truck that once delivered mail in the Silverdale area.

"The Kitsap County Historical Society brings to life the history of Kitsap County and helps paint a vivid picture of the past," said Commissioner Lent. "They not only preserve history for current and future generations, but they also serve as a community partner that can teach better citizenship and build a brighter future."

According to Helen Louise, Director of the Historical Society, "It's an honor to receive recognition from the county commissioners for our hard work and our role in preserving Kitsap County's heritage. We are proud to be recognized not only as keepers of the memories, but also for providing members of the community with access to their history, which is what we've done with the Pole Barn."

The Kitsap County Historical Society was founded in 1948. The mission of the 400 members is to collect, preserve and exhibit the diverse culture, heritage and history of Kitsap County for the education and enjoyment of the public. The Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, located at 280 Fourth Street in Bremerton, is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and until 8:00 p.m. the first Friday of each month for the Bremerton Arts Walk.

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