The Lopez Island Historical Society & Museum

Lopez Island, San Juan County, Washington

Summer 2014

Community Picnic, July 26

We're hosting a community picnic on July 26, starting at 11:00 on the museum grounds. You bring blankets and your picnic lunch, we'll provide the entertainment.

Picnics were an enjoyable way for islanders to share fun and stories. The Pioneer Association, organized by Isaella (Burt) Bloor, held its first picnic in 1915 or 1916 on Bloor's Beach.

In addition to a great afternoon of music produced by Bill Johnson, we'll have activities for the kids and storytelling for both kids and adults.

The museum's west wall will feature the beginning of a new exhibit. The You Are Making History Timeline will provide a chance for you to reserve your place in Lopez Island history. You'll enter the date you arrived on Lopez as well as the date your earliest ancestor arrived. We'll collect names and dates for 2 years, then will turn the Timeline into a permanent exhibit.

Someday, your great-great-grandchildren's grandchildren will come to come to Lopez looking for their family stories. They will see your name on our timeline and may discover a treasure trove of your family photos and letters in the museum archives.

We hope you'll join us at the picnic!

“Images of America—Lopez Island”

We are very excited to announce our new book, Images of America: Lopez Island, by Susan Ferguson and the Lopez Island Historical Society.

The book features 200 of the best images of Lopez from our collection, and stories of Native islanders, early settlers, farmers, fishers, quilters, shopkeepers, schools, kids, families, and all your favorite island places.

Order your copy today!

The Museum

The Lopez Island Historical Society Museum is located in the heart of Lopez Village on Weeks Road, across from Islander's Bank.

The museum is open noon to 4:00pm, Wednesday through Sunday, from May through September.

We are also open year-round for research projects by appointment. Call 360-468-2049 or email us at

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For more information, see the About LIHS page

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