Lopez Island Grange rug makers, 1936. Willie Gallanger, Lenore Weeks, Leora Todd, and Sadie (Coffelt) Forest.

Exploring Lopez Island History

The Mission of the Lopez Island Historical Society is to collect, preserve, interpret, and share local history to increase awareness and appreciation of this resource for the benefit of future generations.

Fisherman Bay, 1945-1955

Tide of Change

Tourism arrives on the scene to add a new layer to the traditional economies of farming, fishing, and services.

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The Salish Sea in 1792

Please join us Saturday, June 25th at 7:30 pm at Woodmen Hall for a special guest lecture by historian Dr. John Lutz of the University of Victoria. Suggested donation $10. The Salish Sea was a busy place in 1792, according to Dr. Lutz. Two Spanish galleons, under the command of Dionisio Galiano, as well as

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