PORT TOWNSEND — Organizers are considering ways to continue the Victorian Festival, a celebration of Port Townsend’s heritage, now in its 12th year.
Streamline the festival by reducing it from three days to one and a half?
Focus on walking tours, the historical museum, the Rothschild House and other programs and venues already in place?
Form a Victorian Society whose membership would provide a base of volunteers and resources?
These are some of the suggestions that were brought up in a meeting in the Port Townsend City Hall last week that drew more than a dozen people.
Faced with declining attendance and resources, people invested in the festival — including the original organizers and the volunteers who have kept it going — are meeting with the parent organization to discuss how the festival will develop during its teen years.
The festival was held for many years in March, but was moved to May this year.
The question on the table: not if, but how, when and where the Victorian Festival will go on.