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Port Townsend, Washington
Stewarding the History of the Olympic Peninsula
NEH funding helped the Jefferson County Historical Society restore Port Townsend City Hall. Image courtesy of the Jefferson County Historical Society.

Since 1879, the Jefferson County Historical Society has preserved historic sites and artifacts on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula, including the historic city of Port Townsend. In addition to running several historic sites, the society holds a sizable collection of historic documents and artifacts, including more than 50,000 photographs. And with an NEH challenge grant that helped it raise an additional $600,000, the society renovated and restored one of the area’s most historic buildings.

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