Steampunk is coming to Port Gamble for the first time ever — the SteamPort Gamble Steampunk Festival on Aug. 29.
Port Gamble’s Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts & Magic is hosting the festival. The theme for this highly anticipated event is “Time Travelers.”
In the Puget Sound region, there are few opportunities for those who enjoy being steampunk, so this event looks to be one of the best in the Northwest. If you’re looking for steampunk items, Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts & Magic has everything from clothing to accessories.
So what is steampunk? According to Wikipedia.org, “steampunk” refers to a sub-genre of science fiction and sometimes fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.
Although its literary origins are sometimes associated with the cyberpunk genre, steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century’s British Victorian era or American “Wild West”; in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has maintained mainstream usage; or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. It may, therefore, be described as neo-Victorian.
There is no better place and setting for this festival than Port Gamble and its Victorian architecture and town, built in the 19th century. Visitors to the festival are encouraged to dress up and venture around town to see steampunk vendors at the Port Gamble Theater. There will also be steampunk clothing and weapon demonstrations outdoors, musicians strolling around town, a steampunk art gallery and a Vintage Photo Studio, offering one-of-a-kind Tin Type photos.
For information, contact Mrs. Muir’s House of Ghosts & Magic, 360-930-6619.
Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival comes ashore on Aug. 8
Do you love sea-shanties, live music and pirate-themed fun? The Port Gamble Maritime Music Festival is a free, live-music event from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 8, between the Port Gamble General Store and the famed Walker-Ames Mansion. Bring some sunscreen and a blanket and settle in on the natural amphitheater lawn for an afternoon of great live music. For details, go to www.portgamblemari timemusic.com.
Ninth annual Marathon Trail Race set for Aug. 2
Roots Rock Run is set for their ninth annual Port Gamble Half Marathon/Marathon race on Aug. 2. If you like a challenge, then this is the race for you. For details and registration, go to www.rootsrockrun.com.
Ghost Walk Tour dates announced
Port Gamble is home to what is arguably one of the most haunted buildings in Washington. The Walker-Ames house in Port Gamble has become a local hotspot for paranormal groups, psychics and investigators.
Anyone who has wandered the streets after dark, explored the Buena Vista Cemetery or participated in a ghost walk or investigation, does not need to stay long to know that Port Gamble has more going on than meets the eye. With recorded evidence going back as early as the 1950s, there are stories from nearly every building in town.
The popular annual Ghost Walks are conducted from 7–10 p.m. October through March, and typically sell out fast. Take a guided tour of Port Gamble highlighting the town’s history and paranormal experiences, and includes stops in the Walker-Ames House, Historic Museum, Post Office, old morgue and the Buena Vista Cemetery.
Here are the dates: Oct. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 30, 31; Nov. 7; Dec. 5; Jan. 9; Feb. 6; and March 5.
Participants must be 16 or older to attend. It costs $25 per person, and reservations are required. Call us at 360-297-8074 for reservations and availability.
Stay Up To Date with the Trail Closures
Pope Resources will be conducting timber harvest to thin portions of our property south of Port Gamble beginning in March and ending in November. Please remember there is no hunting.
For the safety of our visitors and for our contractors, some roads and trails will be temporarily closed during the thinning operations. All trails and roads that are temporarily closed will be maintained and re-opened after the harvests are complete. For trail updates, visit www.portgamble.com.
Please feel free to contact Adrian Miller at 360-394-0595 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay safe.
Commuter parking spaces still available
We are running out of commuter-parking spaces just steps from the Kingston Ferry. Get your prime parking space now.
Did you know that Olympic Property Group LLC has three parking spaces for rent steps from the Kingston Ferry? These prime parking spaces can be rented on a month-to-month basis for $65 per month with no deposit and ACH capable. Please contact the Port Gamble Property Manager, Tonya Caswell, at 360-297-7251 to rent a no-hassle, prime parking space and make your commuting life easier!
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