Lopez History Afloat 4

Lopez History Afloat 4 will be Saturday, June 25 this year.

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We’re excited to announce this year’s speakers: Dr. Julie Stein, Burke Museum Director and author of Exploring Coast Salish Prehistory, and Laura Phillips, Archaeology Collections Manager at the Burke Museum. Julie and Laura have led research projects on Lopez for many years. They will share discoveries and stories of thousands of years of Lopez Island history. We are looking forward to seeing and learning about these ancient and historic sites from the water, just as the first Lopezians saw the island.

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.

Only a few tickets are left. Please contact the museum directly via email, via phone, or stop by. The cost will be the same as last year: $120 per ticket.

2016 Exhibits at the Lopez Museum

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Our 2016 season is about to begin! Come join us from April 23 – September 30, 2016 as we share Lopez Island’s history. The museum is open for the season Wednesdays through Sundays, from Noon to 4 PM.

We will also host a Museum Members Reception on April 22, from 5 to 7 PM.

The following exhibits will be on display—come visit and check them out!

carried-by-canoe-2 We’ve added an incomparable collection of more than 200 stone, bone and antler Native artifacts that represent virtually every aspect of our first islanders.

 

salmon-was-king A dive into the history of Lopez Island’s fishing industry and its changes over the years.

 

lopez-women A look at some of the notable and accomplished women in Lopez Island’s past.

 

wild-lopez-2 Explore the natural history of Lopez, including evidence of wolves on the island!

childrens-corner-2 An opportunity for parents and kids to create their own Lopez story.

 

Our generous sponsors include:

Islanders Insurance, Spencer’s Landing Marina, Richardson Fuel, 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, Bob & Becky Smith, Mary Fagerholm Reece, Ralph Bladt & Barbara Fulton, Gary & Karen Alexander, Jamie & Lauren Stephens, Tom Ruggles & Gayle Isbell, George & Stepper LeBoutillier, Edenwild Inn, Bay Cafe, Duane & Audrey Bordvick, Dianne Pressenda, Raiti Waerness

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