History Afloat 7 – Island Connections

HISTORY AFLOAT 7 tickets are now on sale! This year will be a little different, as we’ll be on board the Sylvan Spirit with Captain Skip Heeter on Saturday, JULY 27th, noon to 4. We’ll be taking a tour of the east side of Lopez, from Spencer’s Landing down into Lopez Sound and out through Lopez Pass, exploring the connections between Lopez, Decatur, and Blakely Islands. What will not change is the entertaining stories from long-time locals, great food and refreshments, and (we hope!) sunny, beautiful weather. We only have 50 seats this year, so call, email, or stop by now to reserve your tickets!

$125 per person, includes a lovely lunch and beverages.

360-468-2049 or lopezmuseum@rockisland.com

The Sylvan Spirit in Pacific Maritime magazine when she was new.

Help us install a new heating and cooling system!

In an effort to keep improving our ability to care for and maintain our irreplaceable artifacts and archives, we are looking to install two new heat pumps in our museum and office spaces. These will improve our efficiency, help us to maintain a stable environment, and exclude bugs and dust. You can help us keep Lopez Island history preserved for the benefit of all!

Follow the link to learn more about the spring fundraiser we are participating in and donate:

http://www.givelopez.org/

Lopez Island Historical Society welcomes a new Executive Director

In January of this year, the Lopez Island Historical Society bade Mark Thompson-Klein a happy retirement with deep gratitude for his years of service. We also welcomed Amy Hildebrand as our new Executive Director. Our thanks to the Islands’ Weekly and Gretchen Wing for the great article announcing this change and introducing Amy to the community.

New director takes helm of Lopez Island Historical Society

Lopez History Afloat 6

Lopez History Afloat 6 will be Saturday, June 30 this year.

LIHS-Mystic Sea image

This year’s theme is Living Legends, featuring settler-family descendants (and some later arrivals) talking about life on Lopez in the “early” days. We’ll announce the speakers early-June.

In addition, you can look forward to another wonderful day aboard the Mystic Sea with Monte Hughes and his great crew, a delicious selection of snacks and refreshments, and (we hope) another beautiful, warm, sunny day. We’ll leave Spencer’s Landing Marina at noon, planning to return around 4:00.

Please contact the museum directly via email, via phone, or stop by. The cost is $125 per ticket.

Support our work through GiveLocal

The Lopez Island Historical Society is participating in GiveLocal with other Lopez non-profits, May 1 – 12. You can access the campaign through lopezrocks.org or by going directly through each organization’s website. Please join us in supporting the common good by making a donation today. Your gift will help make a long-term difference in our community.

We’re asking for your support to expand the museum’s archives and make them accessible to all Lopezians, and purchase a digital audio recorder and a video camera to record oral histories and programs like Lopez Legends, Myths & Yarns. We’re also exploring ways to make the images and interviews more available when you visit the museum or through our website.