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Bainbridge market visits can see new outdoor exhibit at museum
Visitors to the farmers market this Saturday can check out “It’s About Time,” a new outdoor historical timeline that has been installed next to the sidewalk along the outside south wall of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum.
The walkway — which is part of the Winslow Waterfront Trail — is at the east end of the “Cultural Corridor,” which consists of the museum, Bainbridge Performing Arts, the farmers market and city hall.
In the exhibit, nearly a hundred important events in Bainbridge Island history are presented in a colorful 72-foot-long display of text, graphics, maps and photos.
The project began with a grant by the city of Bainbridge Island from its lodging tax/tourism fund.
Design of the timeline began with curator Rick Chandler and volunteers working on selecting items for inclusion on the timeline panels.
In the summer of 2011, the preliminary photos and panel drafts were given to various proofreaders, such as members of the Japanese American community, the Suquamish Tribe and others to review. The files were then turned over to Alphagraphics for layout design and later printing.
The project was completed in December 2011. After printing, panels were mounted on the south side of the museum.
Chandler said there were many people who provided input for the exhibit and helped with photo selection, text and text editing.
The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the farmers market, from April through October.
The Bainbridge Island Farmers Market opens at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 14 in Town Square at city hall. The market will be open until 1 p.m.