Book Nook & Store Open Saturdays
We will be closed on Saturday, Sept 12

All of us at the Fox Island Museum have missed you and are excited to re-open the Book Nook and Museum Store.  Preparations are currently being made using the guidelines of the WA State COVID-19 Recovery Phasing. The Book Nook and Store only will re-open on Saturdays, from 1-4pm. We hope to add additional days after the necessary adjustments have been made. This is a learning experience for all of us and we thank you in advance for your patience.

Here are some of the steps that we will be taking to help mitigate the possible exposure to COVID-19 as we re-open the Book Nook and Museum Store:

  1. The Book Nook and Museum Store will re-open temporarily on Saturdays only, from 1-4pm while Pierce County is in Phase 2.
  2. All other areas of the museum will remain temporarily closed.
  3. Masks will be required for all our volunteers and visitors.
  4. Hand sanitizers will be available prior to entering the Book Nook and Store.
  5. Payments may be made by touch-less credit card transactions or cash.
  6. Social distancing will be instituted to reduce the number of visitors allowed in both the Book Nook and Store.  We ask all visitors to please be mindful of others who are waiting to enter.
  7. The Museum itself will be eligible for re-opening after we have been approved for Phase 3.

Book Donations

We want to thank you for your many generous donations of books. Please note that at this time we are requesting that all book donations be left only on Saturdays. Please leave books in bags or boxes on the benches outside the museum.  We will be keeping these donations in quarantine outside the Book Nook for a period of time so please leave them protected from the elements. We appreciate your understanding of these necessary changes as we are all in this together.  Thank you so much for your continued support. 


Welcome to the Fox Island Museum!

There are more than 3000 artifacts on display in Dioramas, Showcases, and free standing exhibits.  Among them is a display describing the life of former Governor Dr. Dixy Lee Ray, a Mosquito Fleet display, Indian artifacts, rotating exhibits, a reference room, Book Nook, and Museum Store.

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