We are introducing an exciting new program in 2012 that will allow you to hear Lopez Island’s unique stories, told by folks who grew up on the island in the early 20th century—island history from people who were there.
Willie Cousins was quite a storyteller. Imagine sitting with Willie, hearing him recall his life on Lopez—how the earliest Lopezians came to the island, how people lived, and intimate details about his favorite characters.
With your support, we’ll have digital recordings available this summer. You’ll listen to Willie, along with other descendants of Lopez Island’s earliest settlers: Gallanger, Davies, McCauley, Higgins, Norman, Coffelt, Weeks, Spencer, Hastin, and more than 30 others.
In addition to giving you much greater access to Lopez Island’s unique stories, the project will also ensure these irreplaceable treasures will be preserved and accessible for many generations.