About JCHS


Catalogs for Current Exhibits

The Printed Word in Port Townsend

The Printed Word in Port Townsend: Literary Presses of the 1970s and 1980s



Pat and Peter Simpson

Pat and Peter Simpson: Collectors and Patrons




Museum Shop

Shop Deer

New additions to the Museum Shop.
Stop by to visit the whole herd.

Recommended books
on local history by local authors

Members receive a 10% discount all sales.


Images of America: Port Townsend by the
Jefferson County Historical Society


Images of America: Jefferson County by the Jefferson County Historical Society   $21.99


Images of America: Olympic Mountains by the Jefferson County Historical Society 

Shadow of Our Ancestors

Shadows of Our Ancestors by Jerry Gorsline


Olympic National Park,
revised edition
by Tim McNulty


Rainshadow, Archibald Menzies and the Botanical Exploration of the Olympic Peninsula Edited by Jerry Gorsline  



From the Air:
Olympic Peninsula 
photographs by
David Woodcock
and essays by
Tim McNulty 



Frontier Boosters

Frontier Boosters: Port Townsend and the Culture of Development in the American West
by Elaine Naylor



Women to Reckon With: Untamed Women
of the Olympic Wilderness

by Gary and Glynda Schaad  



High Divide: Minnie Peterson's Olympic Mountain Adventures by Gary L. Peterson & Glynda Peterson Schaad  


The Northwest Coast: Or, Three Years' Residence in Washington Territory by James G. Swan 

Gods & Goblins: A Field Guide to Place Names of Olympic National Park by Smitty Parratt, edited and expanded by Gary Peterson and Glynda Peterson Schaad  

Working the Woods Working the Sea edited by Finn Wilcox and Jerry Gorsline