The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum aims to preserve and share the stories of Bainbridge Island to promote a greater understanding of our community and the world in which we live. Through rotating exhibits, public programs, and docent-led tours, visitors connect with one another and explore different perspectives as they celebrate the diverse stories of Bainbridge Island. In 2019, the Museum experienced a 40% increase in visitation from 2018 as first-time visitors and members came in record numbers. The Museum remains free to the public and the staff is working to promote a diverse, equitable, and inclusive museum experience through new collaborative partnerships. As the primary historical collecting organization, the Museum is also actively engaged in gathering and preserving cultural material and first-hand stories as history is happening today. Now, more than ever, the Museum recognizes this unique responsibility to document the present.