August 24, 2006
Contact: PJ Callahan
Phone: (360) 337-4481
Commissioner Lent Honors Kitsap
County Historical Society Pole Barn Exhibit
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.