Jefferson County Historical Society is offering one-mile walking tours with stops at Port Townsend’s historic murals. The guided tours will be conducted 11 am. to noon on Saturdays during July and August.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, advertising murals were ubiquitous across the country, where large, vibrant signs were painted on commercial buildings, municipal properties, and even the sides of barns. The signs advertised services and products ranging from cars to shaving cream to beer. Port Townsend was no different, and today its historic “ghost murals” contribute to its distinctive character.
The program, called “Vanishing Murals of Port Townsend,” will feature 10 of the fading signs. The tours will cost $15 for historical society members and $20 for non-members, with tour size limited to 12 people.
To register, see simpletix.com.