Congratulations to our Raffle Winners

Many thanks to all of you who participated in our recent raffle!

CONGRATULATIONS to the following winners:
Bob McCabe’s ‘Old Growth Salmon’ ~ Margaret Moreney
Steve Hill’s ‘Spring Sunrise at Port Stanley’ ~ Steve Sullivan
Ralph Bladt’s ‘Barlow Bay Cold Plant’ ~ Olivia Hermann

Please contact the Lopez Island Historical Museum to make arrangements to pick up your prize.  Call 360-468-2049 or email us at lopezmuseum@rockisland.com

Special thanks to our contributing artists for their generous donations of original artwork.  Your contributions helped to fund museum operations in 2015.

Art Raffle

McCabe-salmon2-webWin a beautiful carved cedar salmon, original pastel or original watercolor. These pieces, all by Lopez artists, were donated to the Historical Society to help fund museum operations in 2015.

Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20. You may purchase tickets at the Museum or online  via PayPal, see below.

The drawing will be held October 9 at the museum. Winners need not be present to win, but prizes must be picked up from the Lopez Island Historical Museum.

Item A: (Above right) Old -growth Salmon” carved from old-growth red cedar by Bob McCabe. 22″ wide x 33″ high.


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Item B: “Spring Sunshine at Port Stanley” original pastel by Steve Hill.
13″ high x 21″ wide, including frame.


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Item C: “Barlow Bay Cold Plant” original watercolor by Ralph Bladt.
12″ high x 15″ wide, including frame.

Proceeds support the Lopez Island Historical Society.

You Are Making History

LIHS-Picnicbeach1985.515-WEBCommunity Picnic

July 25 • 11am – 3pm
You bring blankets and your picnic lunch we’ll provide the entertainment

Music • Stories for kids  adults • Children’s activities
Your Place is Lopez History Timeline • Pioneer families

Generously sponsored by: Islanders Insurance, Spencer’s Landing Marina, Richardson Fuel, Lopez Island Pharmacy, Lopez Village Market, Cloud Islands, On-Site Island Services, Islander Resort, Karen Rousseau, Lopez Sand & Gravel, Mike Halperin & Jodi Green, Nancy & Charles Givens, Spud & Karen Grimes, Ande & Scott Finley, Bob & Becky Smith, Dave & Barbara Thomas, Mary Fagerholm Reece, Ralph Bladt & Barbara Fulton, Scott & Suzi Jennings, Jim Pinkham & Sue Crockett, Tom Ruggles & Gayle Isbell, Stepper & George LeBoutillier, Gary & Karen Alexander, Nancy Nordhoff, Duane & Audrey Bordvick, Dianne Pressenda, Raiti Waerness. In Loving Memory of Anne Kemp Hummel. With support from Humanities WA.

(360)468-2049 or lopezmuseum@rockisland.com for more info

Lopez History Afloat 3

An Afternoon Aboard the ‘Mystic Sea’

June 27, 2015

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Our first big event this summer is Lopez History Afloat 3, an Afternoon Aboard the Mystic Sea on June 27. Lopez historians Jack Giard, Bob Hughes and Ralph Bladt will join master story-teller and long-time Lopezian, Captain Monte Hughes, to narrate a beautiful trip around Lopez Island on the 100ft. Mystic Sea. We’ll leave Spencer’s Landing Marina at noon, planning to return at 4:00.

Tickets are $120 each, and include hearty snacks and refreshments. Seats are limited: please reserve tickets now to guarantee your place.  You may contact the museum at (360)468-2049 or via email

Here’s a few comments from previous trips:

“I loved it all – the boat, the stories, the “historical” banter, the conversations with passengers, the awesome views. Monte was great!”

“The trip was amazing.  I have been on the island for 53 years and I learned so many new things. Monte does a stellar job, with just the right sense of humor.”

“Overall it was WONDERFUL! “

2015 Exhibit: Salmon was King

 

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Our new exhibit is “Salmon was King,” showing the history of Lopez Island’s
fishing industry divided into three 40-year eras.

April 25 – September 30, 2015
Wednesday through Sunday  •  Noon to 4

Museum Members Reception
April 24  •  5-7pm

Millions of salmon spawn in the innumerable rivers and streams of the Pacific Northwest.  As they reach maturity in the Pacific Ocean and return to their birthplace in a four-year cycle, fishing boat operators try to impede their journey.  The southern shore of Lopez is one of the best salmon fishing spots.  Most sockeye salmon (the most prized variety) swim off the south end of Lopez and Salmon Banks off San Juan Island.  They mill around for several weeks in late July and early August before heading north, giving Lopez fishers a chance to catch their fair share.

From the 1890s to the 1970s, the fishing industry dominated Lopez Island’s economy.  Fishing methods changed dramatically after fish traps were outlawed in 1934 and again after a controversial court ruling in 1974.  Salmon was King shows the history of the Lopez fishing industry divided into three 40-year eras.

Generously sponsored by: Islanders Insurance, Spencer’s Landing Marina, Richardson Fuel, Lopez Island Pharmacy, Lopez Village Market, Jamie & Lauren Stephens, Cloud Islands, On-Site Island Services, Islander Resort, Karen Rousseau, Lopez Sand & Gravel, Mike Halperin & Jodi Green, Nancy & Charles Givens, Spud & Karen Grimes, Ande & Scott Finley, Bob & Becky Smith, Charlie & Margot Janeway, Dave & Barbara Thomas, Doug & Marcia Stevenson, Mary Fagerholm Reece, Ralph Bladt & Barbara Fulton, Scott & Suzi Jennings, Gary & Karen Alexander, Nancy Nordhoff, Duane & Audrey Bordvick, Dianne Pressenda, Raiti Waerness.