Beat blast: The ads of yesteryear, the ‘compass’ intersection and loads of flowers

The more things change, the more they stay the same. A World War I-era advertisement featured at the Kitsap History Museum  claims “your government has warned — of a necessity for purchasing a winter fuel supply now.”  And of course, there’s the names of vendors right below the ad to help you in the right direction!

Yes, many of the advertisements featured in “Your Ad Here,” an exhibit currently showing at the museum, showcase the technologies and skills of their time, but the strategies used seem similar to today, don’t they?

The history museum is also hosting a scavenger hunt this Friday — and the entire museum is open to the public free of charge, all day, including for art walk that night. (It’s normally $4 for adults.)

The museum is located at 280 Fourth Street.

Also in this week’s blast:

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A consultant is recommending that the managers at the parks department no longer clean toilets;

The city says it is not OK to cross that compass at Fourth and Park “diagonally;”

Bremerton’s famous, burgeoning baker needs help to buy equipment;

Springtime in Bremerton means gorgeous pictures and video.

Feedback? Yes, please. Reach me at josh.farley@kitsapsun.com.

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