Community Videos

When you're considering moving to a new place, you want to learn as much as you can about your destination. With that in mind, I'm offering you access to some short videos that will help provide you with a better sense of place than I can with words alone. There's something here for everyone.

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Here's an overview of Port Townsend and some of its many festivals, activities, and things to do. 

Norman MacLeod prepared this video slideshow for a community Earth Day celebration. The accompanying music is by local Celtic harpist David Michael.

Port Townsend's history is fascinating, and this video includes an interview with the Jefferson County Historical Society's Executive Director, Bill Tennent.

Port Townsend is one of three Victorian seaports on the National Historic Register, and water based activities are one of the major reasons people visit and relocate here.

Port Townsend and Jefferson County offer an exciting culinary scene that incorporates an incredible range of locally produced foods and beverages.

Many people visit or move here for our lively arts and entertainment scene. National Geographic calls Port Townsend "one of the most sophisticated places west of Seattle."

The Port Townsend Film Festival has achieved international stature over the years, and is a wonderful event. In 2015 I was proud to sponsor the award-winning Unbranded, a documentary about a border to border journey three young men undertook with sturdy BLM mustangs.

There's a whole lot of outdoors in and around Port Townsend. Here's a quick sample . . .

Nanda is a local performing troupe that now finds itself on the world stage. This video provides a look at what they do, and more importantly, how they are giving back to our community.


Edensaw Woods provides exoctic and specialty woods throughout the region, and has funded the Boat Building Challenge at the Wooden Boat Festival. This video covers the 2014 event.

Centrum is one of the primary cultural centers of Port Townsend and the area. Hosting a broad range of festivals, conferences, and workshops, Centrum brings performers, professionals, students, and audiences from all over the world to Port Townsend. This video is about the annual Port Townsend Writer's Conference.

The Port Townsend Marine Science Center, located at Fort Worden State Park, offers a wide range of educational programs and activities. This video highlights the work of the Marine Mammal Stranding Network and its volunteers.

There are three resident orca pods in the Puget Sound region, and you can go visit them with Puget Sound Express, which operates foot ferry service to Friday Harbor in the San Juan Islands and whale watching tours from the Point Hudson Marina.