Historical Society wants history of local houses

POULSBO — Walls will have the floor at the Oct. 9 meeting of the Poulsbo Historical Society, with a program featuring houses in and around Poulsbo built before 1950.

Chairwoman Hildur Gleason invites local home-owners to share their photos, stories, abstracts — any interesting tidbits about their homes. This can include an interesting item found in a wall, or information on the original owners.

“We have many people who ask about the history of their homes, and very little in our files on the older homes of Poulsbo and its surrounding area, so we’re hoping that people from the community will come and share what they know of their home or other homes in the area,” Gleason said.

The museum library stores information on houses, so when homes are bought, sold, slated for remodel or torn down, there is a historical record on file for reference by owners.

The meeting will be a social event as participants share their house histories.  Historical society members will be on hand to scan photos or records, and tape-record house stories.


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