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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Archaeology in the San Juan Islands: Then & Now

Please join us on Saturday, October 22nd, 7:30 pm at the Lopez Center for Community & the Arts Dr. Julie Stein, archaeologist and Director Emeritus of the Burke Museum, will discuss how archaeology has changed over recent decades, since she began working in the San Juans. Dr. Stein has excavated here on Lopez, at San

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