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for the society’s archival collections. Staff and volunteers are on hand to assist If antique airplane aficionados are researchers. anything like their car-worshipping The Commanding Officer’s Quarters in counterparts, they’ll hit every museum Fort Worden State Park overlooks Admiwithin a hundred miles. ralty Inlet. Late Victorian and Edwardian One not to miss on the Olympic Peninfurnishings provide a unique glimpse into sula is the Port Townsend Aero Museum at the life of a senior U. S. Army officer and his Jefferson County International Airport, family in the first decade of the 20th 4 miles south of the junction of state century. highways 19 and 20. Admission to individual sites is $6 for The museum was originally based out of adults, $5 for seniors and $1 for children a scattering of hangars at the west end of 3-12. the airport. Fundraising for a new building Seasonally, a passport is available for the was a major undertaking, with proceeds Jefferson Museum of Art & History, coming from contract work, rummage sales, Commanding Officer’s Quarters museum, online auctions and individual donations. and Rothschild House museum for a About 30 antique airplanes have been reduced rate of $8 for two sites or $12 for donated to the nonprofit and, after three sites. meticulous restoration, are displayed on For more information on visiting these three levels. historical sites, including hours, phone At any given time, a half-dozen are being 360-385-1003 or visit hand-restored by youth apprentices in the building’s shop, mentored by skilled volunteer craftsmen. The Port Townsend Aero Museum displays more than just airplanes. Its world-class aviation art collection provides a stunning survey of military and civil flight history. Spanning the full second-story walkway of the museum, the art gallery should not be missed! The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and active military, $6 for youth 7-12 and free for kids 6 and younger. For more information, phone 360-3795244 or visit



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The Jefferson County Historical Society operates and maintains five sites along with an extensive online database. The Jefferson Museum of Art & History, 540 Water St., is in the magnificently restored 1892 Port Townsend City Hall building. Housed in the former municipal courtroom, fire hall and jail spaces, the museum’s exhibits illustrate the lively history of communities born in waterfront forests more than 150 years ago. The D.C.H. Rothschild House Museum takes you back to the 1800s. The house is virtually unchanged from so long ago. The Olympic Peninsula Gateway Visitor Center in Port Ludlow touts a museum featuring exhibits of the early days on the Olympic Peninsula. Photographs of scenes and artifacts from the early logging, fishing and farming areas in rural Jefferson County can be viewed at the visitor center. The Research Center serves as both the primary research facility and the repository

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