What is the KPHS?
The Key Peninsula Historical Society is
dedicated to learning about and preserving our local history.
We hold meetings, publish a newsletter, and staff our local museum.
Our meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 11 a.m. at the museum. Our
newsletter comes out periodically.
Entry to our MUSEUM is free (donations are welcomed). We offer a 50
mile AUTOMOBILE TOUR linking several interpretive signs and
over 100 points of historical interest on the
WHY is learning about history important?
Preserving the past helps current and
future residents / visitors / researchers to this area understand the
development of the Key Peninsula Area.
is the museum located?
Our museum is located at the Key Peninsula
Civic Center in Vaughn (17010 South Vaughn Rd. KPN, Vaughn, WA. 98394)
about a mile from Key Center.
Find Key Center by following State Highway #302, and then the Key Peninsula
Highway. The map opposite provides directions from nearby Gig Harbor
(just off Highway #16 across the "Narrows Bridge" from Tacoma).
WHEN is the museum open?
Admission to the museum is free (donations
are appreciated). It is currently open twice a week and also by appointment.
Regular hours are 1:00 - 4:00 on Thursday and Saturday afternoons.
WHO runs the museum?
A yearly membership elected board and selected members
HOW can I help?
VOLUNTEER: contact Judy Mills (253-884-2511) or Colleen Slater (253-884-5403).
JOIN: membership $10/person or $25/family.
DONATE: Time, artifacts pertinent to the Key Peninsula, memorials, bequests,
tax-deductible cash gifts.