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Museum presents 'Lives and Lies' - a look back at Winslow history

A 1920-era photo shows the view looking west on Winslow Way. The building in the right foreground is Nakata
A 1920-era photo shows the view looking west on Winslow Way. The building in the right foreground is Nakata's Meat Market, now site of the Bainbridge Island Art Museum. The bridge goes over the ravine. At the far end of the road is Eagle Harbor Congregational Church on the left. Lincoln School is the large building with cupola on the right. This photo shows the site that is now home to Winslow Green, where the Big Tent will go up for the museum's Historic Winslow event.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is hosting a lively evening celebrating the history of Winslow on Saturday, Aug. 24.

Islanders and their friends are invited to enjoy an evening of music, food and tales of the old-timers accompanied by historic photos. The program will be of special interest to the current and past merchants of Winslow as they view the changes beginning in the 1880s when Winslow was known as Madrone and was dwarfed by the towns at Port Madison and Port Blakely.

The museum fundraiser will gather under a 40-foot-by-80-foot “Big Tent” on the Winslow Green at the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue, the site of two early elementary schools and later the annual Island carnival.

The evening will begin with music by the Ann Pell Trio. Tari Laes and Leroy “Pinky” McNulty will be masters of ceremony with old-timer Bud Lundgren narrating the history of Winslow. Long-time Islanders will share their stories illustrated by photos from the vast Historical Museum collection.

“Time and Tides” will also provide musical entertainment, and the event runs from 6:30 to 10 p.m.

Tickets include hearty appetizers and desserts from Bainbridge Bakers as well as beer, wine and soft drinks.

In 2011 the museum held a similar event “Historic Lynwood Lives and Lies” at the Tree House at Lynwood Center which proved very popular and successful. The Winslow event will appeal to long-time Islanders as well as those who have just arrived.

The “Big Tent” will be on the Winslow Green at the corners of Winslow Way and Madison. Tickets are $75 and may be purchased by phone at 206-842-2773, at or by stopping by the museum.



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